June 9, 2015 was Kids on the Prairie - Awards Day at Morningside Elementary School. The award winners did an exceptional job of essay writing, poetry and art after their field investigation at Tandy Hills in May. Debora & Don Young judged the entries and selected winners in each category.
We place great importance on honoring and recognizing the kids in front of their teachers and fellow students. Many of them come from struggling families with often less than ideal home life. These awards can be a life changing event for them. Each participant also earned a certificate as a Junior Naturalist in conservation stewardship.
Special thanks to tireless volunteer and KOP Director, Anne Alderfer and her awards support team of Debora Young and Jen Schultes with vital support from former FWISD Science Specialist, Kathy Cash.