Katie Prior, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Row Academy, 2018
Since 2013, Katie has monitored the water quality of a local creek and reported the results to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. She tested the creek’s levels of dissolved oxygen, nitrate nitrogen, chloride, E. coli, ammonia nitrogen, and orthophosphate phosphorous. Katie has presented the Enviroscape watershed model to other students to encourage the proper use of storm drains. She and two members of her Girl Scout troop co-authored the children’s books Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and Bob Has a Blue Thumb. The proceeds were used to purchase more books to donate to local libraries and OKC Beautiful. Katie is a founding officer and vice president of CCA Teen Artist Guild and a student advisory board member of Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. She also founded the Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps.