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New Salem Recycling Challenge
New Salem celebrated Earth Month with a recycling challenge. All 14 classes worked to earn an ice cream party and to be honored with a chance to plant the large flower box in front of the school.
For a period of 8 days, students brought in recyclables. The results were impressive- 762 plastic bottles, 42 aluminum cans, 58 glue sticks, 21 ink cartridges and 9 cell phones for a total of almost 900 items.
Winning the honor of planting the shrubs and flowers, Mrs. Popeâ€™s fourth grade squeaked by Mrs. Austinâ€™s third graders by 1 point. Mrs. Harrisâ€™s fifth grade class earned third place.
Way to go, students! Keep up the recycling effort the rest of the year.!
Written by: Carolyn Sherman, Media Coordinator
Posted: May 03, 2011 by Gina James