HOBOKEN— “Where will the butterflies go?” asked Ryan Crealese, a fourth-grade student at HoLa Dual Language Charter School, of the post-hurricane destruction to the garden behind the school. Crealese is now a finalist in the Scotties tissues “Trees Rock” video contest.
The contest encouraged students to create a video up to three minutes in length on the importance of trees. Crealese focused his video on beautifying his school and rebuilding their garden that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
The grand prize winner will receive $5,000, a trip to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park and an electronic tablet. The school of the winning student will receive $10,000 to use towards a sustainable project such as tree plantings, gardens and greenhouses.
Crealese and HoLa plan to use the money to repair the vegetable garden and surrounding trees.
Winners will be chosen by voters across America, who can vote from January 15 to February 15 at scottiestreesrock.com.