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Hanover students need your vote in nationwide contest



When it comes to gardening, the students of one Hanover County elementary school have green thumbs.

They grow all kinds of herbs and vegetables right behind the school. Now, they want to expand their talent, but they need your help.

This garden is getting its "winter beauty nap". However, during the warmer months, the students here at Kersey Creek Elementary School have their fair share of educational fun in it.

"I love being outside and I love how we have all the plants and everything, and bugs, and I like checking out the different things . It's just awesome," said student Lainie Loucas.

This green 'awesomeness' is an outdoor classroom for each grade level. 

All of this serves as the backdrop of the students' submission into a nationwide contest.

Their three-minute  video is a finalist in the Scotties Trees Rock Video Contest, and as the name suggests, it's all about trees.

"They provide paper for us to learn and they provide fresh oxygen for us to breathe," said student Nicholas Andrews.

"The message of the video is to talk about the importance of trees, but then also talk about our ultimate plan, and our goal is to grow enough fruits and vegetables to be able to feed our entire school," said Kersey Creek PTA member Julie Hendricks.

They hope to reach their goal by winning the first place prize.

"We're up for 10 thousand dollars to fix our school garden and I want to fix our garden. It's very good so far, but we need a little more," said Loucas.

That's where you come in.

All you have to do is click here to vote for Kersey Creek. You can vote everyday until Friday, February 14.

Kersey Creek Elementary is currently in second place, and is the only Virginia school in the contest.


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