Auks for Earth Club to Attend Environmental Summit

Ten members of Archmere's Auks for Earth Club are scheduled to attend the YES! Delaware Youth Environmental Summit on Thursday, February 29. The Summit will take place at the Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark DE, with more than 500 Delaware high school students ready to network and share ideas about environmental action projects. Planned topics include electric school buses, food waste, climate change, wildlife and hunting conservation, clean water, plastic pollution, green careers, beekeeping, clean energy, and more.
The student-led gathering will spotlight top environmental issues and challenges and feature keynote speakers and more than two dozen breakout workshops and nonprofit and agency exhibitors. Students will meet with peers and guest speakers in hopes of inspiring youth-led action and leadership.

Archmere students participating are:
  • Anna Benner, Student Leader
  • Nathan Oristaglio
  • Olivia Beatty
  • Giancarlo Flaherty
  • Sabrina Saggese
  • Maddie McCarrin
  • Josh Hanson
  • Shri Narayanan 
  • Maddie Priest
  • Xavier Allison 
More about Yes! from their website:

YES! is a wide collaborative partnership of Delaware non-profit organizations, businesses, students, and district, charter and private schools. YES! is an opportunity for students grades 9-12 to learn about and share their passion around environmental issues, build their advocacy skills and get involved in making a difference. The mission of YES! is to inspire, encourage, and prepare youth for a life of environmental responsibility, service, and leadership by increasing awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and fostering leadership skills.

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.