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Pattison Teacher Honored with Hometown Hero Award

Posted on: February 3, 2017

On January 25, Pattison teacher Missy Breuer was honored by Peoples Bank through their Hometown Heroes Campaign. She was recognized for her efforts in creating a Monarch garden at Pattison, and received a plaque and a check for $500 to continue work on garden.

Last year, in partnership with the Cincinnati Nature Center, Mrs. Breuer applied for a garden grant from the University of Minnesota. She was awarded the first $800 of $1,000 total to implement a school yard garden to support the disappearing Monarch population. Mrs. Breuer then organized a group of Pattison's fifth graders to begin a garden club during the 2015-16 school year.

“Our club broke ground in the spring of 2016 and planted eight different species of milkweed and other Monarch-friendly plants. During the final week of school last year, my 5th grade students created learning activities to educate the teachers and students at other grade levels about Monarchs, milkweed and our Pattison pollination station,” Mrs. Breuer said.

Pattison Principal, Missy Borger shared, “Mrs. Breuer has a passion for science and inspiring students to also contribute to make Pattison and the world a better place by getting dirty! She organized a Garden Club and Pattison and together they helped bring this dream of making a monarch butterfly garden come alive.”

Here’s a link to a video featuring Pattison’s butterfly garden: