McCarter Elementary Wins State Recycling Award

McCarter Elementary School has been named the winner of the statewide Recycle-Bowl.  The event is the only nationwide recycling competition among elementary, middle and high school students.  McCarter won the statewide competition for recycling an impressive 16 pounds per student or a school total of more than 8,000 pounds.  Keep American Beautiful (Topeka/Shawnee County) Executive Director Philicia McKee made the announcement at a school assembly this morning.  She presented McCarter Principal Katherine Cooney with a plaque and a check for $1,000.  Cooney says the money may be used to plant trees along the school’s new walking track.