2009-06-11 / Local & State

Recycling Project Held At McCbg. Elementary

Pictured above are students who worked on the recycling project at the school. Pictured above are students who worked on the recycling project at the school. When the 2008 - 2009 school year began, Mc- Connellsburg Elementary School dreamed that it could somehow put together a daily schoolwide recycling program. With help from Brent Seville, Greg Reinike, Val Alexander, Central Fulton maintenance staff, Peck's refuse company, administration, teachers, and students this dream became a reality!

For most of the school year, seven fifth-grade students made daily recycling collections from each classroom, workroom and office area. These students, called the "Green Team," then took the recyclables to a central location where the maintenance staff transferred it to a special receptacle provided by Peck's. This program was so successful in large measure because of the hard work of these seven students. This group of students saved a very large amount of cardboard, paper, glass and plastic from the landfill. Their efforts also helped to educate other students about the importance of recycling to the future of our planet. Their actions definitely made a positive difference in our environment. The students were Kylie Pittman, Alexandra Treml, Michaela Rosenberry, Shawn Garlock, Landon Richards, Ian Cheatle, and Dylan Everts.

The high school also had a recycling team that worked each day fourth period. The group was made up of 10 students from Mrs. Barb Sowers fourth period class, fourth period study hall and seniors for their senior project. The students who participated were Jordan Bohrer, Marcy Bishop, Josh Torres, Austin Harvey, Kayla Marcum, Caleb Koons, James Weller, Brian Vitko, Julie Seville and Angie Baughman. Their efforts allowed the middle school and high school to have a recycling program also.

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