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Mercer Island teacher, students earn King County Earth Hero awards

A Mercer Island teacher and students at Northwest Yeshiva High School have earned King County Earth Hero honors.

Heather McLyman, who teaches at Lakeridge Elementary, was honored for her work as the faculty lead on the school's Green Team. She worked to organize the classroom and lunchroom recycling programs, supervised production of green announcements and other programs to promote being green, while also serving as the school-wide coordinator for Earth Week events.

Students at Northwest Yeshiva were honored for their work as part of the NYHS Green Team. Led by Mathias Cohanim and David Kintzer, the team monitored recycling containers at the school, and worked with Redeeming Soles to collect shoes to be reused.

“Whether it’s resource conservation, environmental protection or encouraging positive actions by others through education, King County’s Earth Heroes are true champions who lead the way for others to follow,” said Executive Constantine.

This year's Earth Heros will be honored by King County during a special ceremony on April 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Mapelwood Greens in Renton.

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