7th Annual Scholarship Awarded to Zachary Curtis of OJR

Kirk Brown

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Giving Back

We are pleased to announce this year's recipient of the Kirk's Lawn Care Excellence in Horticulture Award, Zachary Curtis. He received a $500.00 check, a personal plaque and his name added to the perpetual plaque that is hung on the walls of the Owen J. Roberts High School. Zachary has taken the horticulture elective all four years, including a double period during this school year. He has been instrumental in mentoring new students, assisting with various Horticulture projects, as well as building some of the larger projects on campus. His strong work ethic, dedication, and accountability has been a true asset to the horticulture program. We would like to wish Zachary the best of luck with his future endeavors.

Kirk, owner of Kirk's Lawn Care and OJR horticulture program alumnus, created an annual scholarship award and is designated for a student who has participated in the horticulture program and has displayed an exemplary attitude and extraordinary skill development. The horticulture program teaches students on various topics such as landscape design and installation, plant, weed and pest identification, plant propagation and floral design. The program is also very hands on with students maintaining school landscapes and growing flowers in the on-site greenhouse that are then planted around campus. This program is very unique to OJR with most other districts not offering this elective option.

The program contributed to much of the passion and knowledge Kirk used to grow Kirk's Lawn Care. He was also the vice president of the horticulture club while taking the program.

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