Battle Ground Academy selects Harpeth Conservancy as institution of emphasis for 2018-2019 school year



Statement by Mike Alday, Alday Communications, Inc

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Battle Ground Academy’s Student Council has selected the Harpeth Conservancy as its Institution of Emphasis IOE) program. The local non-profit was selected from a pool of applicants that the entire BGA community will partner with for the 2018-19 school year./

“I am delighted that our student leaders have chosen to partner with the Harpeth Conservancy as our Institute of Emphasis,” said BGA Head of School Will Kesler. “Not only will our students be educated about the value of preserving our natural resources, they will learn more about the Harpeth River, which is an important part of our school’s history and culture as the site of our annual Tug. We look forward to our work with them this year and beyond.” 

The goal of BGA’s program is to educate its students about a specific need in the community that aligns with the school mission. Throughout the year, BGA will partner with the Harpeth Conservancy to create service opportunities for its students, faculty and staff. In addition, BGA will assist in fundraising for its IOE.

“We are thrilled to be selected by BGA’s student leaders and are looking forward to working with BGA both this academic year and beyond on ways BGA students and the school can champion healthy rivers and clean water,“  said Dorene Bolze, President and CEO of Harpeth Conservancy.

As part of the program, the Harpeth Conservancy will have opportunities to address students on campus and provide additional educational opportunities.

The Harpeth Conservancy, formerly known as the Harpeth River Watershed Organization, is a science-based conservation organization dedicated to clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee.

Established in 1889, Battle Ground Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory school for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. More information on the school can be found at


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