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    Student Project Awarded "Catalyst for Change" Prize

    5/5/2017
    A project produced by Louise Hatcher ’17 was recently awarded a Catalyst for Change prize by the Global Online Academy’s Catalyst Conference.

    A project produced by Louise Hatcher ’17 was recently awarded a Catalyst for Change prize by the Global Online Academy’s Catalyst Conference.

    Her project, “Gardens: a Tool to End Hunger,” reimagined the School's greenhouse as an educational space to benefit the school and local communities. According to her study, a more extensive gardening program would lead to social and emotional benefits for students, healthier eating, higher test scores, advanced design skills, and a greater interest in the environment.

    Louise’s project was one of just five projects to receive the award, out of more than 300 entries. The award was chosen by a panel of advocacy experts and given to the projects that demonstrated “exceptional thoughtfulness, planning, and potential for change.”

    Westminster is one of Global Online Academy's member schools. The program allows students to take rigorous online courses from one of its schools, while promoting global awareness and understanding by creating diverse online schoolroom communities.