TJHSST SGA Donates $12,500 to Wildlife Conservation Society

School News
December 09, 2019

students with large checkThe Student Government Association at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) donated $12,500 to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). During the school’s homecoming, the students at the school traditionally donate to a nonprofit and this year they picked the Wildlife Conservation Society, a global wildlife conservation organization, based at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. WCS Washington office director Kelly Keenan Aylward visited the school to thank the students and express appreciation to them for raising awareness about the importance of saving wildlife and wild places around the globe. Student Government Association treasurer Sean Nguyen said, “By protecting wildlife through conserving natural space and educating individuals on the value of science and nature, biodiversity is able to thrive in healthy lands and seas. As students of one of the nation’s premier STEM magnet schools, we connected with this message, and wanted to help bring awareness to wildlife conservation.” Pictured are geosystems teacher and SGA sponsor Kathy Phillips (left) and WCS’s and Aylward (right) with SCA officers. Contact Kathy Phillips at