National Geographic : 1998 Feb
. Sl Skys nint grdersold h town of a Puente^^ They meant no disrespect. They were merely presenting their s class project: a 20-year general plan outlining where La Puente should be heading in the next century. During the project Mr. Slakey's geography class walked the square-mile downtown area talking to citizens and photographing forms of land use. They also studied maps and urban-planning documents. Their finished plan was presented before a panel of professional city planners, and then entered in a national contest. This plan not only gave town leaders practical ideas on land and water use, public housing, and traffic flow, it also taught students the value of critical thinking and teamwork. For teaching his students that the study of geography goes far beyond the boundaries of charts and maps, State Farm is proud to present Stephen Slakey with our Good Neighbor Award and to donate SHO$5,000 to La Puente High School in California. We're sure his students ave great plans for it. rSAT- Good Neighbor Award STATEFARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois www.statefarm.com I"