The sixth graders at Alder Avenue Middle School in Egg Harbor Township are making South Jersey super proud!  The class are now Top 10 finalists in the SCOTTIES National Trees Rock video contest!

AAMS emerged as one of the top 10 finalists in the 6th - 8th grade section of the contest. The Grand Prize Winner in this division will receive $10,000 for the school to use towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, outdoor classrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, gardens and greenhouses. All kids who entered the contest were required to create a video up to 3 minutes long on the importance of trees -- to themselves, their school, and their community.

Led by teacher, John A. Jones who touts a background in Ornamental Horticulture, the students jumped in full force to creating a video.  The students all participate in environmental stewardship program called the “Catawba Project” that Jones runs for the school. As a big proponent of hands-on learning, the video contest became a natural fit for the students.

Vote Alder Ave. Middle School to victory between now and February 6th on  The winners in both categories will be announced on Feb 15th and winner events will be celebrated in spring 2015.

Watch the Alder Avenue Nationally Recognized Video!