Daniel Jerke – 2004 High School Grand Prize Winner

This second-year president of an environmental club that collaborates with the community to produce exemplary recycling results wrote an essay documenting his leadership efforts. In the three-year history of the club, over 5,000 pounds of paper and 150 pounds of cans have been recycled.

“When I found out about the Challenge, I was inspired to increase my involvement (in the Environmental Club) and understand issues of the environment on a deeper level, ” wrote Jerke in his project explanation.