By Helen Dauka, KAB Intern
The Recycle-Bowl competition came to a close in November and the staff of Keep Akron Beautiful and River Valley Paper Company had the honor of visiting the winning schools in December to present their prizes. And what a treat!
Our first stop was to North High School, our high school winners.
Next we stopped at St. Mary’s, our middle school winner. Jacqui Flaherty (KAB Program Manager) and Janet Zwisler (of River Valley Paper Company) presented the award to two students who were chosen to accept the award in front of a school-wide assembly.
Paula Davis, KAB President and CEO was also on the scene, blending in with the students at the assembly.
Our final stop was Voris CLC, the winning elementary school. The whole school took part in a pizza party one afternoon. They already had plans to recycle the pizza boxes from the party! Paula, Jacqui, and Janet were busy answering the students’ recycling questions, along with a few requests for more pizza and Pepsi!
The effort to use the green-yellow parking lot collection bins that all the schools and community members put in was truly inspiring. We’re excited to start planning for the 2013 competition! Until then, keep filling those bins!