If you asked a visitor to describe Salem’s campus in a single word, there would be no surprise if the reply was — “beautiful.”
It’s a point of pride for both alums and students that the campus grounds (246 years in the making) really are gorgeous.
That’s why it’s also no surprise that the Salem Community has long worked toward extending a bit of that beauty off campus as well, and the members of Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful have taken note of those efforts.
Salem Academy and College was honored with the Jerry Long Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award. during the annual KWSB Volunteer & Sponsor Celebration luncheon Thursday.
Winston-Salem is known as the City of Arts and Innovation, but every year, KWSB also recognizes that a really great city also needs a special group of dedicated volunteers and organizations like Salem who work tirelessly to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the city.
For years, Salem students, faculty, alumnae, and family members have participated in KWSB’s Adopt-A-Stream Program, conducting clean-ups twice per year along the stretch of Salem Creek behind Blixt Fields and along Salem Avenue, as well as regular participation in the annual Community Roots Day tree-planting event, according to Biology Department Chair Traci Porter.