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St. Andrew's School a National Finalist

For Immediate Release
Raven Wilkinson

National Finalists
Richmond, VA – May 23,2012 – The Fourth Grade class at St. Andrew’s School has recently been named finalists in the national Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge and is the only school from Virginia in the K-5 category. The challenge is the nation’s premiere sustainability competition and is designed to give students the opportunity, tools and inspiration to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their classroom and/or school.

Our students chose to focus on analyzing the amount of waste created by their school during lunch periods. The goal was to see if recycling and composting were sustainable options. They learned ultimately that both are feasible and by analyzing the waste they were able to make recommendations for other, more eco-friendly menu items.

You can learn more about the competition at

About St. Andrew’s School
St. Andrew’s School has been a rich and unique part of the Richmond landscape for 116 years. While Richmond has seen quite a bit of change in that time, St. Andrew’s School prides itself on continuing to provide a free, quality education to children of limited resources in the Richmond metropolitan area. St. Andrew’s School is the only tuition-free private school fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. For more information visit or contact us at 804.648.4952 or


Raven Wilkinson
227 South Cherry Street Richmond, VA 23220

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