Photo courtesy of Jana Maynard.
Back row: Jana Budoff Maynard (sponsor), Lucy Donaldson, Ria Shah, Madelyn Shockey, Rishi Earla, Narcy Amireddy, Landon Carr, Sahar Damani. Front row: Kailey O’Connell, Ilissa McGowen, Loni Manyama, Erica Scruggs, Kyleigh Martin, Selena Lucas, Krishin Yerabolu, William Hobbs.
The Earthsavers/Science Club at Brock’s Gap Intermediate School recently sponsored a recycling contest in honor of Earth Day. The idea was the brainchild of fifth-grader William Hobbs, who brought the idea to the club.
The purpose was to show the students how much we use that can be recycled. Students continued to recycle bottles, cans and paper after the contest.
For one week, the school collected water bottles, aluminum cans and newspapers. Other recycled items were also accepted but not part of the contest. The club members counted all the items, and winners were announced on April 22, Earth Day.
The winning teams with the most items collected received popsicles. Every team was a winner because they participated, but the teams with the most items collected were:
Sixth Grade Voyagers with 240 bottles, 94 aluminum cans and 18½ inches of newspaper.
Fifth Grade Adventurers and Fifth Grade Explorers with 290 bottles, 130 aluminum cans and 58 inches of newspaper (together).
In just one week, the school collected 1,125 plastic bottles, 625 aluminum cans and 118¾ inches of newspaper.
-Submitted by Jana Maynard