The North Haven Garden Club, in conjunction with The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and The National Garden Clubs, sponsored a High School Essay Contest. The contest ran from Oct. 15 to Jan. 7. The topic of the essay was "The Impact of Bottled Water on Environment and the Water Supply." The National winner will get $1000.00 scholarship; second place will get $100.00 scholarship.
The North Haven Garden Club presented the first place winner Michaela Salzo a Certificate of Achievement along with $100.00 scholarship, the second place winner, Skyelyn Bernier received a Certicate of Achievement along with a $25.00 scholarship, and Ruohan Sang received a Certificate of Achievement and a honorable mention for her essay. The essays were all very well written and filled with the cold hard facts about bottled water. Again congratulations to the winners and best of luck in the National Garden Clubs Essay Contest!! The first place scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from Jeff Jolly who showed his support of The North Haven Garden Clubs Essay Contest.
FUN FACT- OR NOT SO FUN FACT- In the United States, 24 percent of bottled water sold is either Pepsi’s Aquafina (13 percent of the market) or Coke’s Dasani (11 percent of the market). It kind of unbelievable that both brands are bottled, purified municipal water. If you don't like the taste of your tap water, try a filtered water pitcher.
North Haven Garden Club is a member of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Inc., New England Garden Clubs Inc., and The National Garden Clubs Inc.
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