McCarter Elementary School held an event this morning to celebrate the students' achievement as the statewide winners of Recycle-Bowl, the only comprehensive nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high school students.
McCarter Elementary recycled more per person than any other participating school in Kansas. More than 1,500 schools across the country participated in this year's competition. McCarter Elementary rose to the top by recycling an impressive 16 pounds per capita.
School faculty, families and local dignitaries joined Philicia McKee, with KAB to honor the winning students and present a check for $1,000.
The total amount of recyclables recovered during the 2012 competition added up to 4.5 million pounds, which in turn is the equivalent of 334 cars being removed from the road.
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