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Pasadena Elementary School Students Write About Benefits
of Recycling in Anne Arundel County

Fifth Grade Writers Honored by Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road

Pasadena, MD (June 20, 2011) - Eight Pasadena fifth graders recently participated in the Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road (www.kiwanis.org) Benefits of Recycling in Anne Arundel County Essay Contest.  St. Jane Frances School student Garrett Cauffman was named the Grand Winner and presented with a plaque at the recent Kiwanis Awards Dinner. 
 
Many of the essays reflected the key messages within Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's 50/50 Challenge and Recycle.More.Often campaign. 
"Engaging and educating our young people about the vital importance of recycling will benefit our quality of life for years to come," Mr. Leopold said.  "Our Recycling Division staff continues our push to achieve my 50% curbside recycling rate goal by promoting how simple and easy recycling is at home, school, work, or on the go in Anne Arundel County."

In 2008, the County Executive challenged County citizens to recycle half of everything they throw away.  Since Mr. Leopolds challenge and campaign kickoff, the curbside rate for recycling has jumped from a stagnant 31% to the current rate of 39%. 

All participants in the Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road Essay Contest received a $50 savings bond and goodie bags.  Participants included:

Garrett Cauffman (St. Jane Frances)          Destiny Marie Cheetham (Pasadena Elementary)
Sydney Gant (Jacobsville Elementary)        Kyle Hill (Ft. Smallwood Elementary),
Alexis Niemann (High Point Elementary)     Louis Smith (Sunset Elementary)
Meghan Stull (Bodkin Elementary). 

There are many ways to improve your personal recycling rate when at home, school, work, or on the go!  For these tips and more, visit Anne Arundel Countys recycling website at http://www.recyclemoreoften.com/ and the Recycling Division Facebook page at www.facebook.com/annearundelrecycling

 
Photo below is also attached: Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road member Jane Forsythe with Essay Contest Grand Winner Garrett Cauffman of the St. Jane Frances School.  This years Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road Essay Contest topic was Benefits of Recycling in Anne Arundel County.

Recycling Award
 

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