Anna Ramsey ’18 and Finn McFarland were recently awarded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for their creation of a community root cellar in their hometown of Woodstock, Vt. Ramsey and McFarland were among 25 nationally selected candidates who were awarded the prize, which celebrates outstanding leadership and significant positive contributions to the community and environment.

Ramsey and McFarland built the root cellar in order to store fresh local produce for the town’s food bank throughout the year, engaging more than 50 gardeners and farmers in growing and donating produce and bringing healthy food to a population that might otherwise not have access.