January 2014
Youth Matters

PALS Governor’s Award Winners

Glencoe Middle School in Etowah County was the winner of the 2012-2013 Alabama Clean Campus Award. The school received a $1,000 scholarship and a sign to be displayed in the school.  

Dedicated to a Cleaner,  More Beautiful Alabama

Alabama PALS along with our sustaining sponsors Alabama Department of Transportation, Vulcan Materials, ALFA, Honda and Alabama Farmers Cooperative held the Governor’s Awards Nov. 13, 2013, at the Marriott Legends in Prattville.

  Drewe Victoria, Pine Level in Autauga Co. was awarded First Place in the K-3 grade Poster Contest.


Jessica Johnston, Blountsville Elementary in Blount Co., was awarded First Place in the 4-6 grade Poster Contest.


Alisha Englsh, Sparta Academy in Conecuh Co., was awarded First Place in the 7-12 grade Essay Contest.

The winner of the State Award received a $1,000 scholarship and a sign to be displayed at their school. Winners of the Poster and Essay Contests were awarded $250 for first place and all winners received a plaque.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful lunch and Alabama PALS thanked all the volunteers for their dedication in making Alabama a cleaner and more beautiful state for future generations. All of these students, teachers, administrators and community leaders are truly "making a difference."

Alabama PALS looks forward to having the opportunity to work with your school. If your school would like to partner with Alabama PALS, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2012-2013 Alabama Clean Campus Winners

1st - Glencoe Middle School, Etowah County

Poster Contest (K-3 grade)

1st - Drewe Victoria, Pine Level, Autauga Co.
2nd - Noah Mathews, Pearl Hoskew Elementary, Mobile Co.
3rd - Brenden Fowler, Corley Elementary, Marshall Co.
HM - Riley Mason, Oneonta Elementary, Blount Co.
HM - Jakay la Portis, Joe M. Gilmore Elementary, Clarke Co.
HM - Cade Fisher, Hubbertville School, Fayette Co.

Poster Contest (4-6 grade)

1st - Jessica Johnston, Blountsville Elementary, Blount Co.
2nd - Joey Boutwell, Hidden Lake Elementary, Houston Co.
3rd - Olivia Trucks, Southeastern Elementary, Blount Co.
HM - Justis Churchwell, Hayden Middle School, Blount Co.
HM - Preston Bales, Straughn Elementary, Covington Co.
HM - Abby Fuller, Wilson Hall Middle School, Clarke Co.

Essay Contest (7-12 grade)

1st - Alisha English, Sparta Academy, Conecuh Co.
2nd - Haley Amos, Thomasville Middle School, Clarke Co.
3rd - Alex Honea, Albertville Middle School, Marshall Co.
HM - Holly Bennett, Elmore County High School, Elmore Co.
HM - Hank George, Holt High School, Tuscaloosa Co.
HM - Hannah Prescott, Thomasville Middle School, Clarke Co.

Mary Stanford is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.