WWHS National Honor Society Students Spend Saturday Cleaning Up Pine Island
UDPATE: 4:27 P.M. – Victoria Goldner sent us these images of the incredible amount of debris that was collected in just a few short hours.
SPRING HILL – A group of Weeki Wachee High School students spent their Saturday morning cleaning the coastline along Pine Island.
At least 50 students, most of which belong to the National Honor Society, gathered on a vacant lot around 9:00 a.m. this morning to pick up trash from surface waters, roadways, and tree lines.
WWHS Earth Science teacher and NHS Sponsor, Suzanne Braden says, “the students organized today’s event, as part of their effort to clean surface waters of the gulf, rivers, and natural springs.”
“This is such a beautiful beach and beautiful area but some people just don’t seem to care about it,” Says WWHS Senior, Austin Wright. He goes on to say, “There are a lot of bad things going on and I just want to make a change in the world.” Wright plans to attend college after High School and hopes to major in mathematics or meteorology.
Fellow student, Victoria Goldner tells RNRF, “This is very near and dear to my heart and I’m very excited to be out here working with these wonderful people to clean and protect the surface water.” Goldner plans to follow her life-long dream of becoming a Marine Biologist.
National Honor Society students are required carry a minimum 3.0 GPA, volunteer in their school or community, demonstrates high standards of honesty, reliability, courtesy, and respect for others.
The group plans to continue their efforts to clean up the environment through similar events.
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