MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Evergreen Packaging®, a global leader in beverage paperboard carton manufacturing, today announced the winners of its second annual Evergreen Packaging Sustainability Leadership Awards as a part of the Go Evergreen Program. The program recognizes U.S.-based Evergreen Packaging employees and children of Evergreen Packaging employees in high school and college who demonstrate sustainability leadership in their schools or communities. Evergreen Packaging has awarded prizes to the nine national winners, totaling $5,000 in award money. Six students and three Evergreen Packaging employees from across the country were selected for their extraordinary dedication and community leadership. The national winners of the contest are as follows (Employee and College Grand Prize winners awarded $1,000 and Honorable Mention winners awarded $500, High School Grand Prize winner awarded $500 and Honorable Mention winners awarded $250):
Grand Prize: Chris Stevens and Mike Stevens – Brothers Chris
and Mike Stevens work at Evergreen Packaging’s Canton, North
Carolina facility. The Stevens brothers began working closely with
The Powerhouse Youth Center in 2005, which provides mentoring for
area youth and coordinates building projects that help community
members in need make home repairs. Chris and Mike have provided
mentoring services and adventure programs that help boost
participants’ self-esteem, and are currently in the process of
building a youth center in Canton.
Honorable Mention: Sheri Albrecht – Sheri works as a sales
service manager in Evergreen Packaging’s Cedar Rapids, Iowa
facility. Albrecht has dedicated countless hours over the past 12
years to volunteering for the Catherine McAuley Center (CMC).
Albrecht is a tutor for the CMC, which offers hope and opportunity
through basic education for adults and transitional housing for
women in need. Through its Adult Basic Education Program, CMC
provides one-on-one tutoring for adult immigrants and refugees
studying English or preparing for the U.S. Citizenship exam.
Honorable Mention: Jerri Beatty – Jerri works remotely for
Evergreen Packaging as a sales service representative in Virginia.
Beatty is a dedicated supporter of Capital Area Rescue Effort
(C.A.R.E), which rescues dogs from abusive situations and high kill
shelters in Virginia and surrounding states. Beatty travels to
animal shelters in in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina to
pick up dogs entering the C.A.R.E program and also helps fundraise
for the organization.
Grand Prize: Maria Roufaeil – Maria is a sophomore at the
University of Toledo, and her father works at Evergreen Packaging’s
Olmstead Falls, Ohio facility. Roufaeil is a dedicated volunteer
with the Syrian American Medical Society and spends her time
tutoring refugee children who have recently arrived in the U.S.
Through her efforts, Roufaeil helps these children master the
basics of the English language and feel welcome and integrated in
Honorable Mention: Madison Covey – Madison is a sophomore at
North Carolina State University, and her father works at Evergreen
Packaging’s Raleigh, North Carolina…