The Greenbrier High School EAST Program recently received the Program of Excellence Award at the 2010 National EAST Conference. To receive this award, GHS students entered the Founder’s Competition, which required the students to submit a seven-minute professional quality video and a portfolio showcasing Greenbrier community and school projects that GHS EAST students had created during the current school year. 

The following nine students worked after school and during the Christmas break to create their video and portfolio of projects from each of the GHS EAST classes: Zoe Boles, John Dillon Welter, AnneDella Hines, Misti Hollenbaugh, Brannon Daniels, Jarrett Alexander, Calvin McNabb, Heather Bound and Sarah Tillman. 

As recipients of the Program of Excellence Award and the Founder’s Competition Award, the students received several prizes for their school including a GPS TerraSync Unit, a high definition flip video camera, 3-D animation software and a laptop keyboard with accompanying software. 

Mrs. Kim Austin, GHS EAST facilitator, is extremely proud of her conference team. She reports that all of the GHS EAST classes got off to a strong start this year and were able to successfully complete many meaningful and rewarding projects for the school and community. Mrs. Austin would like to express her appreciation to the many groups and individuals that collaborate with and support the Greenbrier EAST program. In doing so, they allow the GHS students the opportunity to become involved as contributing citizens within their school and community. 

Greenbrier High School and Greenbrier Junior High School EAST Programs also received superior ratings, the highest honor possible for EAST programs. The National EAST Conference was held in Hot Springs March 2-4. Over 2,000 students and facilitators from eight states representing 185 EAST Programs attended the conference.