Eden Marine High student Morgan Chapple has won the future leaders environment award presented by Bournda Environmental Education Centre (EEC).
Bournda EEC principal Doug Reckord handed over a cheque of $1000 to Morgan on Wednesday, July 4.
“I was impressed by Morgans application, it was great she put one in to have a go,” he said.
Morgan is in year eleven and has an interest in sustainability, hoping to gain a career in environmental engineering through the Navy.
“I think it is a good thing someone like Morgan wants to join the Navy, because people in the defence force need to consider environmental impacts in their decision making,” Mr Reckord said.
The future leaders environment award originated in 2014 supported by Helen Sykes and is available to students from Eden to Ulladulla.
Mr Reckord encourages students of the Bega Valley Shire to apply next year.