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Local Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

June 18, 2019

Scholarships Awarded to Rising Environmental Leaders

The Harris Center recently presented Environmental Leadership Awards to Ian Aldrich of ConVal High School and Hannah Jenkins of Conant High School, both graduating seniors. These awards are given annually to a graduating senior from each school who has a demonstrated passion for the natural world and strong commitment to unraveling complex environmental issues, and who has the capacity to create positive change in their community and beyond.

Ian Aldrich was a Cornucopia Project “Farm to Fork” Fellow in sustainable agriculture and plans to study sustainable forestry and agriculture at Sterling College in Vermont. He’s also an alumni of the Harris Center’s “Wol’s Nest” summer camp. Hannah Jenkins’s interest in science and animal behavior is leading her to UNH, where she’ll study wildlife and conservation biology. Both Ian and Hannah were active on their high school Envirothon teams.

Each Harris Center Environmental Leadership Award came with a $2,500 scholarship, which was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor who believes deeply in the power of young people to effect positive environmental change. In a world of increasingly complex and interconnected environmental problems, these rising environmental leaders give us great hope. Congrats, Ian and Hannah!

Hannah Jenkins received the Harris Center's 2019 Environmental Leadership Award for Conant High School. (photo © Margie Clark-Kevan) )

Hannah Jenkins received the Harris Center's 2019 Environmental Leadership Award for Conant High School. (photo © Margie Clark-Kevan) )

Ian Aldrich received the Harris Center's 2019 Environmental Leadership Award for ConVal High School. (photo © Eric Aldrich)

Ian Aldrich received the Harris Center's 2019 Environmental Leadership Award for ConVal High School. (photo © Eric Aldrich)

Ian Aldrich in his Wol's Nest days! (photo © Eric Aldrich)

Ian Aldrich in his Wol's Nest days! (photo © Eric Aldrich)