Explorer West made a big splash at this year’s Environmental Slam, a regional event that features presentations by middle and high school youth on local environmental issues. The event presented by the Washington Foundation for the Environment. “We look forward to this event each year,” said Tim Owens, Explorer West social studies teacher and WFFE board member. “This year we had nine teams compete in the school-wide Slam, and we sent five of them to the city-wide event. The passion and knowledge that these young people demonstrate is so inspiring.”
Explorer West Alumni and West Seattle High School senior Annie Means was the overall winner. Her presentation was about trash trouble in Seattle city parks. She’s heading to Whitman College next year and was pronounced by the judges as “our activist of the future.” Congratulations to all our Explorer West Environmentalists!