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Liberty HS Student Recognized with Scholarship for Academic Achievements and Focus on Sustainability

Posted by User Not Found on 14 June, 2016

Congratulations to Liberty High School senior Lorrin Johnson who was recently awarded a $2500 Seeds for Scholars scholarship from Cedar Grove. The “Seeds for Scholars” scholarship recognized Lorrin’s interest, action, and achievement in issues surrounding sustainability and the environment. The scholarship also includes an opportunity for Lorrin to be interviewed for a summer internship at Cedar Grove and an interview for every summer thereafter while she is in college.

“Liberty High School is grateful to have outstanding student and strong leader, Lorrin Johnson, recognized and rewarded not only through a very generous college scholarship, but with an added opportunity of an internship offering a young graduate important real world experience,” shared Judy Co, Liberty High School Career Specialist. “The optimism and enthusiasm of a young person entering their next stage of life is full of excitement, and for Lorrin to be able to contribute to a local, family-owned company willing to develop homegrown talent is heart-warming, wise, and the essence of community.”

This fall, Johnson will attend the University of Washington. Karen Dawson, Cedar Grove Director of Marketing and Community Relations shared, “Cedar Grove is committed to the communities where we operate and we are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Renton community through this scholarship and through soil donations to school and community gardens all year long.”

Cedar Grove Composting is a local, family-owned business with deep roots in the Seattle area. Cedar Grove plays a critical role in the Puget Sound’s recycling infrastructure and sustainability efforts, diverting more than 350,000 tons of yard waste and food scraps from landfills annually. With two processing facilities in Maple Valley and Everett, Cedar Grove is a local manufacturer providing green jobs in King and Snohomish Counties. Cedar Grove produces wholesome, nutrient-rich compost that is sold to businesses, governments and residents, ensuring consumers have access to locally produced, recycled products.