JIS News

Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St Ann, will be seeking to retain its position as 4- H parish champions, when the school competes in the 2005 4-H Achievement Day competition in March.
Glenroy Williams, 4-H leader for Marcus Garvey and President of the St. Ann 4-H Club, said that this year’s competition would see the school participating in a number of categories. “We will be targeting areas such as land husbandry, water quality and solid waste management among others,” he informed, adding that “we are beautifying an area of the school where garbage used to be stored and we have transformed that area into an organic farm”.
He said that the competition involved an environmental challenge, sponsored by Kaiser Bauxite Company, which the school has won the last two years.
Mr. Williams told JIS News, that the club would be focusing mainly on its service project this month, which involves the cleaning of the Priory Beach and the Seville River. “We will be doing a general cleaning up of these areas. We will be removing garbage from the water and the riverbanks,” he said.
Public Health Inspectors will be on hand to test the waters and demonstrate their finds to the students.
He noted also that vegetables and other “quick crops” were being planted and sold and the proceeds put into the development of the club.
Mr. Williams encouraged the members of the public to support the 4-H movement in the parish and help to sustain the environment.

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