Plant Ambler’s miniessay contest winners
To the Editor: The volunteers of Plant Ambler are pleased to share the winning entries in the mini-essay contests we held at the recent Earthfest at Temple University.
Kaiana Oquendo, Central High School, 11th grade, wrote: “A community should have flowers because it helps to bring out the beauty of the land. If you put flowers anywhere it makes it possible for people to see the hidden natural beauty a community contains. Not only does it unleash such hidden beauty, it raises a sort of ‘wanting’ to bring people in to the community. Flowers can motivate people to get into touch with nature.”
Jerick, Alvin, Shane, Joel, Allen, Kyle, Conner, and Edward, 7th graders from Greenberg school, collaborated to write: “People should volunteer to help the community because it helps the community to be a better place. We could clean the streets, plant trees and flowers and clean the forest. Without volunteers life would be horrible. Animals will lose their habitat and there would be a worse climate change ever. This is why people should volunteer to help the community and environment, and the earth.”
Agnier Mosby, a 5th grader from Lewis C. Cassidy School, wrote: “People should be volunteers to help make the world a better place.”
And Tamere, a 6th grader from Alain Locke Elementary School, wrote: “I think we should have flowers because it looks beautiful in our community and so when I get married I can give flowers to my wife.”
Plant Ambler is a group of volunteers that has been planting and maintaining flowers throughout the borough’s business district since 1973. All purchases are made possible by donations from local businesspersons and interested individuals. Readers who would like to volunteer or donate can call 215219-6553 for information. Hilary Heckman