Shaler Area students receive top honors in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps challenges


Shaler Area Middle School and High School students are competing against peers throughout the area in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, a yearlong environmental competition.

Students are asked to complete a series of six challenges throughout the year that focus on a different environmental issue or concept. Shaler Area middle and high school students are being recognized for their accomplishments throughout the course of the competition.

Challenge 2: Personal Action
“Be the Change”
Students were challenged to consider how personal lifestyle choices could reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and then chose a specific behavioral change to carry out over the course of one month. Students then wrote about their experiences.

Shaler Area Middle School
Sage Caplan, 2nd place

Shaler Area High School
Eddie Sheets, 2nd place
Alex Stauff, 3rd place

Challenge 3: Visual Art
“Spring Blooms of Western Pennsylvania”

Students were challenged to depict one native plant or tree that blooms in the region during the spring through a colored pencil or ink drawing.


Shaler Area Middle School
Jillian Sullivan, 1st place
Bailey Ritchey, 2nd place

Shaler Area High School
Adrienne Abel, 3rd place
Shayla Nguyen, Special Merit

The students' artwork will be on display in the Welcome Center Gallery at Phipps Conservatory starting March 12, 2016.

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