Smithers Secondary wins $25,000 in national green initiatives contest

The Smithers Secondary School has been awarded $25,000 for winning a national competition held in conjunction with Earth Day.

Smithers Secondary School students with the biodome that helped win their school $25

Smithers Secondary School students with the biodome that helped win their school $25

The Smithers Secondary School has been awarded $25,000 for winning a national competition as part of Earth Day.

SSS was today announced one of ten winning schools chosen from 600 submissions in the 2015 Staples Canada Superpower Your School Contest.

The schools will receive $25,000 for purchasing new technology from the Staples stationery store.

SSS teacher Perry Rath, who is one of three teachers running the programs, said they were “pumped” about the win.

They toured the competition’s judges around some of their green projects yesterday.

“Everyone’s put in a lot of efforts over the last bunch of years in building up these projects so it’s kind of a great culmination,” said Rath.

Rath said a meeting would be held to discuss how to spend the $25,000.

An Earth Day event with a series of interactive displays be held in the school foyer next Wednesday.

Staples Canada president Steve Matyas said the ten winning schools were passionate about innovating to make a difference.

“By giving them the power to learn using the latest technology, the schools now have the ability to make an even greater impact,” he said.

Earth Day Canada president Deborah Doncaster congratulated the schools for “making Earth Day every day” in their schools and communities.

SSS teacher Perry Rath, who is one of three teachers running the school’s

The winning projects were completed by students in the school’s Green Team and Youth for a Better World group.

Read more about the school’s green initiatives in the April 29 edition of The Interior News.