Toms River HS North student Rory Leadbeater unveils new wall murals at Save Barnegat Bay's EcoCenter
The project was part of Rory Leadbeater's Girl Scout Gold Award.
By: Design 446
The EcoCenter is located in the heart of Toms River and helps to promote citizen-government-
The artistic side of Leadbeater has been blossoming within her for as long as she can remember. "I've always wanted to tie art into my future career," said Leadbeater. "At Toms River High School North, I've had multiple opportunities to explore graphic design. This year, we created a club called Skip the Straws to help spread awareness of limiting plastic use in our community. Our goal is to work towards gradually eliminating single use plastics as they are the key to destruction of nature. I was able to create our logo and it really got me interested in using my creative side to improve the environment around us."
Over the summer, Leadbeater had the opportunity to shadow at Design 446, a full-service marketing firm in Manasquan, NJ. "I was given a golden opportunity to learn more about the field of graphic design," said Leadbeater. "This company is very involved with each step it takes to run a successful design company and I was more than glad to be a part of it. I was able to learn about each aspect, and possibly which aspect I plan on majoring in college."
Throughout all her endeavors, both past and present, one thing's certain – Rory's future is very bright. Just ask her family, friends, peers, mentors, teachers and all those who visit the Save Barnegat Bay EcoCenter.