Lost Mountain Middle Sixth Grader Earns Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Clean Air Campaign

Lost Mountain sixth grader Angela Henderson and Tedra Cheatham, executive director of The Clean Air Campaign

Lost Mountain sixth grader Angela Henderson and Tedra Cheatham, executive director of The Clean Air Campaign

Angela Henderson, sixth grader at Lost Mountain Middle School, was honored with the Dr. Marlin R. Gottschalk Environmental Student Leadership Award during the 2013 Clean Air Campaign PACE Awards Nov. 13 in Atlanta. The Gottschalk award is reserved for a Georgia student who placed great effort into promotion of air quality improvement and conservancy in his or her community.

As a fifth grader at Kemp Elementary School during the 2012-2013 school year, Angela led efforts to organize a school-wide Eco-Literacy Day. She researched local organizations that raise awareness about the effects of air pollution and connected with Tedra Cheatham, executive director for the Georgia Clean Air Campaign. Angela invited Ms. Cheatham to speak to her fellow students at Kemp for Eco-Literacy Day and created a variety of air quality-related classroom activities for her peers. The Clean Air Campaign selected Angela for its Environmental Student Leadership Award to recognize her leadership and creativity.

The Clean Air Campaign PACE Awards annually recognize Georgia businesses, government agencies and individuals who support the mission of improving air quality throughout the state. The Cobb County School District proudly supports the Clean Air Campaign through implementation of no-idling zones on school campuses and community-wide air quality education programs. CCSD was honored as Clean Air School District of the Year during the 2012 Clean Air Campaign PACE Awards.