East Hill Tops School Needs

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The English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) East Hill Elementary School in Rivière-des-Prairies came away the big winners September 16 when the top three entries in the CBC School Needs Projects were announced at the corporate broadcaster’s headquarters. East Hill’s “Go Green” project entails the expansion of recycling at their schools and two others in the neighbourhood and the creation of a Green Fair next spring. At an event broadcast live as part of CBC Radio One’s Homerun (88.5 FM) program and filmed for the CBC Television News at Six, East Hill was awarded a prize of $1,700 for its Go Green project. There were eight participating schools from four public boards – the EMSB, the Lester B. Pearson School Board, the Riverside School Board and Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Two schools from each board participated, with St. Monica in N.D.G. being the other EMSB entry. Student Maria Scotto of John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel was one of the judges.