Stuart High School Named Winner in
Recycling Communication, Marketing Competition
Teams from three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
high schools have been named winners of a business
case competition to design communication and
marketing plans to promote recycling across the
school district. The competition was sponsored by
the FCPS Department of Facilities and Transportation
Winning first place was the team from Stuart High School.
Langley High School captured second place and
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and
Technology finished in third place. All teams
received monetary awards to implement projects
at their schools and will be represented on a task
force that will come up with the overall district-wide
plan that will incorporate the student ideas and is
scheduled to be implemented for the 2014-15
school year. A team from Centreville High School
is also participating by providing expertise in the
use of applying geospatial technology to a case
study such as recycling improvement.
The competition was designed to promote more
thorough cafeteria, classroom, and outdoor recycling
across the school district. In an effort to illustrate
to student participants the environmental and
business implications of a robust recycling program
within a large organization such as FCPS, the
competition was a collaborative effort by district
personnel in facilities management, the district’s
Get2Green environmental education program,
and marketing education program managers.
Ernst and Young supported the competition by
providing the students with technical expertise in
business case analysis, providing written paper and
oral presentation judges, and by hosting the final
competition. They provided a panel of speakers
on careers at the firm that mix business and
scientific-analytical skills and provided the district
with monetary support to implement the winning
recycling marketing plan.
The FCPS Get2Green program is designed to
promote environmental stewardship among all
students by providing them with hands-on,
problem based learning that will improve their
school and community. Students participating
in the business case competition demonstrated
clear comprehension of the complexity of the
issue, technical knowledge of the environmental
and business impact of improved recycling,
creativity in the array of marketing activities
they proposed, and positive teamwork and
presentation skills. The new marketing plans
will be rolled out at schools in the fall.
National Scholastic Award
Fathima Mohideen won a National Scholastic Award!
She is a Studio Art & Design student in Ms. Wallestad’s
class. Her painting was a self-portrait of her wearing a
duck mask that she had built. She won a Silver Medal.
Complete list of award winners can be found at online1
Stuart Students Excel at FCPS Regional
Science and Engineering Fair
Stuart students earned top honors at the 59th annual
Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
held March 14-16 at Robinson Secondary School.
S Results from the 2014 Regional Science and
Engineering Fair, including a complete list of winners,
can be found online
Congratulations to all our Raiders!!!