Lake Braddock SS Students Win Writing Awards in Young Reporters for the Environment Competition

School News
April 25, 2019

Three student teams from Lake Braddock Secondary were named winners in the 14-16 year old writing category in the 2019 Young Reporters for the Environment national competition, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Lake Braddock students made a clean sweep with student groups winning the first, second, and third place prizes in this category. Students tackled an environmental issue important to their community and communicated the issues and solutions.  Winners were: first place: Amogh Ghadge, Quinn Duffy, and Nicholas Thliveris, “Getting Food Waste Effaced – The Growing Food Waste Crisis;” second place:  Rachel Pritz, Angelica Lisle, and Maeve Burns, “Effects of sewage pollution on the Occoquan Watershed and possible solutions;” third place:  Vaishnavi Punaji, Palmer Moore, and Linh Vu, “The School Lunch Debate.” Articles are available online. The first place article by Ghadge, Duffy, and Thliveris now advances to the international competition; winners will be announced on World Environment Day, June 5.   Contact Betsy Desouza-Wyatt at