The Campus Environmental Committee (CEC) chose Grace ’19 as their new member to represent the non-profit organization Grades of Green for Marlborough. The CEC consists of the environmental representative from each grade and four teachers and has been part of the Marlborough community for over 7 years.
CEC chairman Lisa Ellis and committee members looked for a candidate who cares about making Marlborough sustainable and an overall better environment for students, faculty and staff.
All School Environmental Representative Annemarie ’18 sent out questions and interested candidates filled out the application. In total, there were six applications for the position. Once all applications were in, Annemarie and Ellis met to pick the new candidate.
“It was hard to pick a candidate. All of them were strong candidates, all passionate about the environment,” Ellis said.
However, Ellis said Grace stood out from other candidates because of her ability to work within a group.
“She had a deep understanding of working on a committee with students and adults, due to her debate background, as well as interacting with the Grades of Green, a non-profit organization helping the environment,” Ellis said.
Grace, having worked with organizations such as Grades of Green, feels the position suits her talents.
“I applied for this position because I care deeply about our campus and our effort to make it more sustainable. I would personally like to help the community become more sustainable in general as well as connect more with organizations that can help us do that,” Grace said. “I’m excited to work with the great CEC team to make our community more environmentally friendly.”