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Fayette County schools finish strong in national K-12 Recycle-Bowl Contest


Students and teachers from more than 1,250 elementary, middle and high schools recycled 4 million pounds of material in the 2015 National Recycle-Bowl competition.

The Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Recycle-Bowl held last Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, encouraged students and faculty to collect and recycle materials generated at their schools.

 Representative of Montessori High School with Mayor Gray (at right) and David Holmes. Urban County Council stands behind them (Photo Provided)

Representative of Montessori High School with Mayor Gray (at right) and David Holmes. Urban County Council stands behind them (Photo Provided)

Lexington earned bragging rights by winning the “State School Division” category for the fourth consecutive year. Montessori High School placed first in Kentucky.

Students and teachers at the school recycled 1,007 pounds during the contest, about 44 pounds per person. As the state Recycle-Bowl winner, Montessori High School will be presented with a recycled-content plaque recognizing their achievements.

Leestown Middle, Providence Montessori High, Cardinal Valley Elementary and Ashland Elementary took the second, sixth, 15th and 17th spots respectively in the state.

The KAB Recycling Team acknowledged that participating schools should be very proud of the work they did keeping valuable, recyclable materials out of landfills. They congratulated the schools’ efforts to instill recycling practices among K-12 students, helping to ensure participating students grow up knowing the importance of waste prevention and recycling.

For more info on the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl visit www.recycle-bowl.org.

From Lexington Fayette Government Communications


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