Eleven Westhampton Beach High School AP Spanish students recently earned the AP with WE Service Recognition from the College Board this year.
To earn the award, the students were required to investigate and learn about a service topic related to their Advanced Placement course, plan and complete a service project and pass their AP exam.
For their project, the students worked closely with peers and community members to investigate and identify issues and possible solutions related to global warming and climate change.
Before developing their action plan in two languages, the students evaluated and analyzed existing programs and identified areas of need.
“The final results were a great success,” said teacher Denizzie Kearns.
Students raised awareness about renewable energy, food waste and consequences of deforestation. In addition, they raised money for the future implementation of a windmill at Westhampton Beach Elementary School, donated books to the Salvation Army and a local library, and collected and transported leftover food from their school’s cafeteria to Maureen’s Haven.
“This was a wonderful and empowering opportunity for students to be engaged in service learning and experience the course content and skills through real-world civic engagement,” said Kearns.
The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates the students on this impressive achievement.
Date Added: 6/21/2022