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Fern Creek Graduate Earns Rumpke Recycling Scholarship

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—July 15, 2013— Recent Fern Creek graduate Amanda Goins earned the Rumpke Recycling Scholarship for her commitment to environmental stewardship.

“My passion lies in environmental science,” Goins wrote in an essay. “That interest has infused with my social activism, now I am determined to make a positive change toward environmentalism.”

President of her school’s environmental club, Goins was also a member of National Honor Society, art club and DECA. She plans to major in environmental science at Hanover College before joining the Peace Corps and working for an environmental protection agency.

Since 2009, Rumpke has selected one Jefferson County Public Schools student each year for the Rumpke Recycling Scholarship.

“The young people recognized through our scholarship program are making a difference in our community,” said Rumpke Regional Vice President Mike Nelson. “We are glad to recognize these students as they are an inspiration to our clean and green mission.”

Rumpke employs approximately 120 people in the Louisville area and provides waste, recycling and portable restroom services.