Apex school earns award for garden project

Posted July 30, 2008 2:18 p.m. EDT

— A private school in Apex was recognized by a state program that promotes healthy eating.

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and School got a Gold Star Award from the N.C. Fruits & Veggies Nutrition Coalition for the gardens planted by students in grades K-3. The students sampled the fruits of their labor during tasting parties.

St. Mary Magdalene was among 13 organizations to be honored. The others:

  • Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools Child Nutrition Department (Tarawa Terrace, N.C.)
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools Child Nutrition Program
  • Ashe County Schools Child Nutrition Program
  • Gentilesse Place (Winston-Salem)
  • Graham A. Barden Elementary School (Havelock)
  • LiveWELL Carolinas! (Charlotte)
  • Amdocs/ABCS Vision, Inc. (Charlotte)
  • Inter-faith Food Shuttle (Raleigh)
  • Southeastern Regional Medical Center Community Health Services – Project HEALTH (Lumberton)
  • FirstHealth of the Carolinas School-Based Health Centers and Page Street Elementary School 3rd Graders (Biscoe)
  • Rockingham County Cooperative Extension (Reidsville)
  • Pasquotank County Cooperative Extension (Elizabeth City)