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Going Green at West View

From STAFF REPORTS
West View School’s Green Team, in conjunction with the school’s seventh grade language arts department, held a Going Green and Science/Language Arts Fair last week.
Area businesses and organizations involved in the “Going Green” movement joined West View’s Green Team members in sharing knowledge and products with families and staff that were in attendance.
The Washington County Soil Conservation District’s “Sammy Soil” and “Ruby Raindrop” and the Alliance to Save Energy’s “Energy Hog” were all on hand to visit with children in attendance and pass out coloring books and stickers.
“If you don’t go green, you’ll find me in your home,” warned Energy Hog while Sammy Soil encouraged people to stop polluting and Ruby Raindrop focused on water conservation.
The seventh grade students showed off their research and writing skills on display boards.
All seventh grade students in Tennessee are required to write a research paper in a content area. West View students were asked to choose a famous scientist and his/her contribution to society or a science invention and its impact on society to research.
The display boards served as springboard to the actual writing of their research paper.
Several booths were on display, including displays by the Appalachian Girl Scout Council, Washington County 4-H, Johnson City Home Depot, local environmentalist Frances Lamberts and the Johnson City Power Board.