El Dorado High School wins Barnes & Noble’s national “Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton” contest for a unique community-focused project idea.
To celebrate the win, the school will receive a special visit from Chelsea Clinton on April 7. Chelsea will hear from the students and community groups involved in the project first, and will then speak to a larger group of students at a special assembly.
The school will also receive a $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
Led by art teacher Candace Printz, EDHS came up with an idea for a campaign to combat trash and pollution in the city. The proposed plan involves a partnership with community groups to help collect the trash and sort it. Once it’s sorted, students from the school will work with local artists to design and create their own individual art work out of the “junk.”
The best art pieces will then be displayed in local art galleries to highlight the project and instill a sense of pride in the city. As part of the proposed project, the artwork will also be available to buy with proceeds going to the community groups who helped collect the trash, including the Humane Society of El Paso, the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The “Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton” contest was a partnership between Barnes & Noble and Penguin Random House, inspired by Chelsea Clinton’s book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! (Philomel Books), which helps motivate young readers to do what they can to make a difference in the world around them.