Nettleton High School Wins Recycling Award


Nettleton High School Wins Recycling Award
8/15/2013 4:53:58 PM

2010-2011 Environmental School Award presented at board meeting.

Nettleton High School teachers, EAST students, and Science Club members were recently presented the Environmental School award for 2010-2011. Robert Hunter, Recycling Branch Manager of Solid Waste Management Division, and Judith Long, Recycling Education Coordinator, presented the award at the Nettleton School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 18. 

The award recognizes the teachers, students, and staff for their efforts in reducing, reusing, and recycling. Accepting the award were science teacher Sherry Bennett, EAST students Caraline and Alecia, Mary McDade Casteel, and EAST facilitators Sandra Taylor and Anita Belew. 

Since the beginning of the school year the students have recycled 79 pounds of plastics, 250 pounds of aluminum cans, 2258 pounds of newspaper, and 3098 pounds of white paper. The long-terms goals are to implement the recycling of white paper, plastics, and aluminum cans on all campuses in the district. An additional goal is to educate the Nettleton community about the importance of recycling and to encourage citizens to participate in the county recycling program. 

Senior student Mary stated, “It is great to be recognized for our efforts, and I am so glad that I have been able to be a part of saving our earth.”  Mary helped implement the NHS recycling program in her junior year and has been project manager for the last two years.




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