(Hawaii News Now) - The Cooke Foundation announced today the three recipients for its 2013 Cooke Beautification Award for Public Schools. This year's three recipients, Iliahi Elementary School, Washington Middle School and Leilehua High School, all completed significant beautification projects in the past year and will each receive a $5,000 check and a koa plaque at an on-campus award ceremony scheduled to take place later this month.
Each year the Cooke Beautification Award recognizes one elementary school, middle school and high school that have completed projects that beautify their school environment and significantly enhance the school's overall appearance and ambiance. All public schools in the state, including charter schools, are eligible to apply.
The deadline for 2013 Beautification Award nominations is Sept. 3, 2013. The 2013 nomination guidelines will be posted later this month at www.cookefdn.org.