Kirk Brown, president of Kirk's Lawn Care and Owen J. Roberts horticulture program alumnus, created an annual scholarship award and is designated for a student who has participated in the horticulture program and has displayed an exemplary attitude and extraordinary skill development. The horticulture program teaches students on various topics such as landscape design and installation, plant, weed and pest identification, plant propagation and floral design. The program is also very hands on with students maintaining school landscapes and growing flowers in the on-site greenhouse that are then planted around campus. This program is very unique to OJR with most other districts not offering this elective option.
The program contributed to much of the passion and knowledge Kirk used to grow Kirk's Lawn Care. He was also the vice president of the horticulture club while taking the program.
Kirk attended the OJR senior awards ceremony on Thursday, June 2nd 2016 to award the first recipient, Jacob Endy, who received a $200.00 check, a personal plaque and his name added to the perpetual plaque that is hung on the walls of the Owen J. Roberts High School. We would like to wish Jacob the best of luck with his future endeavours.