This year’s merit award winners are both local students who attend Bristol County Agricultural High School. Savannah Haines has been awarded the Margo C. Boote Scholarship and Andrew Ronan has been awarded the William and Ruth Heath Scholarship. The winners exhibit a deep concern for the state of our global environment as they pursue careers in environmental science. Each student offers great hope for the future health of our planet.
The Westport River Watershed Alliance Merit Award was created to celebrate the lives of William and Ruth Heath and Margo C. Boote. William and Ruth Heath were committed to environmental issues and protection of the natural world, as well as to social justice and global peace and harmony. Margo C. Boote was very involved in her community and the world around her. She not onlyportrayed an active commitment to the environmental mission in her actions, but also had a deep spiritual connection with the environment as was shown in her poetry.