3 Cassville students start recycling program

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Cassville Middle School students, from left, Ashton Sell, Lane Nance and Ethan Nape, started a recycling program at their school in conjunction with All Points Recycling, collecting over 17,000 pounds of recyclable material last year alone. Contributed photo

Chain reaction starts with fellow students, staff

Three Cassville Middle School students decided to make recycling a priority at their school, prompting students and staff to do the same.

Ashton Sell, Lane Nance and Ethan Nape have organized a recycling program for the primary, intermediate and middle school buildings.

On a weekly basis, the students collect recyclables. Then, at the end of the semester, the students arrange for All Points Recycling to park a trailer on campus. Through the project, over 17,000 pounds of recyclable material was collected last year.

"Under the supervision of Mrs. Ann Ellis, family and consumer science teacher, these students have taken a proactive approach to responsible living," said Jimmie Barton, middle school principal. "They are leading by example and setting a standard that is contagious, as many other students seek to assist in their collection efforts. Most importantly, conversations among students about the recycling process and its benefit to society are frequently overheard. We are all very proud of their dedication and initiative."

"It is very important that our students learn and demonstrate responsibility, and efforts like these are great examples of acting locally," said Richard Asbill, superintendent. "In addition, when we have a great business partner like All Points Recycling, that helps us make that learning come alive and our students benefit greatly."

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