Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

BLHS students promote recycling in community

November 17, 2005

Students from Basehor-Linwood High School are spreading the word about America Recycles Day, which was Nov. 15. Students celebrated Recycles Day by helping and encouraging the community to recycle.

Students pointed to a couple of fast facts as proof that Americans everywhere can do a better job of recycling. Those facts include: More than half of America's yearly waste is recyclable, and every day, America produces more than 1 billion pounds of trash.

To encourage the community to recycle, students hung posters around the city and also directed people to recycling bins.

A community recycling bin is available at the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars post. There, residents may drop off aluminum cans and newspapers. Another recycling bin is at Basehor City Park, 15940 Leavenworth Road, where residents may deliver plastics, glass, tin and paper from 9 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of every month.

In other school news:

  • Basehor-Linwood High School will host a financial aid night, "Making It Count," on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8 p.m. All high school junior and senior parents are encouraged to attend.
  • High school students John Girvin, Jessyka Coulter, Danny Schaffer and Logan Kirk recently finished in third place out of 12 teams at the Bonner Springs Scholars Bowl meet.
  • The high school novice debate team placed second in overall sweepstakes at Turner High School on Nov. 5. The debate team of Charlie Swabb and Curtis Stapp placed first overall.
  • Several local students were named winners in this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot's Pen Essay contest. Each winner receives a $100 savings bond and an invitation to present their essays on Jan. 26 at a VFW banquet.

Winners are: Bryce Garver, Hannah Kenton, Ryan Ellis, Eric Strick, Elissa Manford, Taylor Johnson, Alex Oakes, Juston Nichols, Nicole Bishop and Rebekah Dougherty.

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