MOUNT VERNON — The Board of Mount Vernon Commissioners announced Elana Zambori, a Mount Vernon High School Senior, as winner of the Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention, Environmental Scholarship Award for 2013. This $500 Scholarship is made possible through funds and donations strictly allocated for recycling and litter prevention awareness and education in Knox County.
Elana is a member of the Key Club and was vice-president of Students against Destructive Decisions her junior year. She was also a member of the Environmental Club and participated in a Kokosing River cleanup. Elana also volunteered as a cheerleading coach for Upward.
Elana has a cumulated grade point average of 3.909 and ranks 27th in her class of 267. She plans to attend West Virginia University.
The goal of the Environmental Scholarship and Recycling Awards Program is to get area youths more involved with creating a healthy environment by promoting and awarding, recycling and litter prevention activities. Scholarship applicants must have participated in at least one organized recycling drive or litter cleanup, be it from school, church, scouting, 4-H or other organization to be eligible.
The Knox County Commissioners gratefully acknowledges all the many well-qualified students who applied for this scholarship for their fine examples of civic and scholastic achievements.