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Hopwood beautifies temporary campus

HOPWOOD Middle School continues to beautify its temporary facility in Koblerville, its principal Dr. Rizalina Liwag said.

The school is also actively involved in environmental projects for which Hopwood received the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance’s 2019 Environmental Heroes Award on Friday last week.

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Hopwood Middle School is this year’s recipient of MINA’s Environmental Heroes Award. In photo are teachers Riya Nathrani, Esco Hocog, and Joan Bahillo, vice principals Victorino Borja and Karen Manuel, principal Dr. Rizalina Liwag, and students Raja Sevugan, Andrielle Coloma, Jeselle Falalimpa, Rommel Cadag, and Jane Mozunder.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

Liwag said when Hopwood’s temporary facility was opened in Koblerville in February, the color was predominantly brown, including the ground and the military tents used as classrooms. There were no trees or other plants in the area, she added.

She said Hopwood teachers decided to beautify the environment by adding “green” to the temporary campus.

Teachers and students started planting flowers outside the temporary classrooms.

“By the end of the [last school] year, we had grown not just flowers, but also some trees and vegetables,” Liwag said.

“Our teachers and students have turned our temporary facility from brown to green — it’s now a happy environment,” Liwag added.

In May, she said Hopwood participated in MINA’s “Bring Back the Trees” program. The teachers, with the help of MINA, conducted presentations so students would learn about the importance of planting trees, she added.

“Our students are also engaged in recycling activities sponsored by [the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality] and in beautification projects under the E-Land environmental program,” Liwag said.