Harrisburg Academy Students and Teacher Receive Awards in International Ocean Awareness Contest

Posted On On: October 1, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

WORMLEYSBURG, PA – Harrisburg Academy is proud to have a number of students who were awarded Honorable Mentions in the 2015 Ocean Awareness Student Contest.  These students, including Nadiya Torchilo ’19, Lissette Vega ’19, and Maci Wert ’19, submitted film projects and were recognized from over 1,100 submissions from 35 countries.  As Honorable Mentions, the projects will be featured in an initiative that aims to bring ocean-themed art to public spaces in the next year.


In addition, Lindsay Bowman, Middle School social studies teacher, received a Sponsor Recognition Award.


The Ocean Awareness Student Contest, which challenges students to combine art, science, and advocacy to speak out on behalf of the environment, is sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs.  This non-profit organization, founded in 2011 by Linda Cabot, aims to promote ocean stewardship in the next generation.


Visit www.FromtheBowSeat.org for more information about the organization and to view the student contest winners.


About Harrisburg Academy:

Established in 1784, Harrisburg Academy is the 17th oldest non-public school in the nation and Harrisburg’s only independent school. Our coed, diverse school community inspires students from age three through 12th grade by providing an academically challenging and globally minded liberal arts education focused on dynamic classroom experiences, strong student outcomes, and a commitment to character development.  The Academy proudly stands as the first school in the greater Harrisburg area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and merit scholarship.


For more information about Harrisburg Academy please visit our website or contact Mary S. Campbell at 717-763-7811 or via email at campbell.m@harrisburgacademy.org.