Addison Lee gets honorable mention for Arbor Day essay
SHADES MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY - Hundreds of people came to the city of Hoover’s 2020 Arbor Day celebration Saturday, March 7th, at Aldridge Gardens.
The Hoover Beautification Board, which helped to organize the celebration, also recognized the winners of the 2020 Arbor Day essay contest. Fourth-grade students at Hoover’s elementary and intermediate schools were asked to write essays about their favorite kind of tree that is native to Hoover and how planting and preserving them is helpful to the city, said Dawn Azok, a Beautification Board member who helped organize today’s celebration.
The overall winner of this year’s essay contest was Ruthie Jackson of Rocky Ridge Elementary. Honorable mention winners were Lillie Mathis of Bluff Park Elementary, Oliver Crowell of Brock’s Gap Intermediate, Asiya Malik of Deer Valley Elementary, Alexa Thuo of Green Valley Elementary, Jay Jacob of Greystone Elementary, Paige Bowman of Gwin Elementary, Brooklyn Jackson of Riverchase Elementary, Addison Lee of Shades Mountain Elementary and Siddhartha Neverekar of Trace Crossings Elementary.