Hettie Halstead Elementary's student council turning trash into cash

Posted at 5:09 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 14:14:50-04

It’s the little things that seem to be adding up at Hettie Halstead elementary through a recycling program. 

The student council has been collecting and recycling soda can tabs.  During the 2016-2017 school year, student council donated $68.43 to a Ronald McDonald House. 

Every Thursday afternoon, classrooms place their recycling bins in the hall and pick up what’s left in them Friday morning.

Student council sponsor Thom Feather said student council promotes leadership skills and teamwork to participate in campus care.

“The goals of the Hettie Halstead Student Council program is to help our council members build a strong foundation to become our responsible leaders of tomorrow,” Feather said.

Council members including Mason McCombs are learning about environmental care and its impact on the school, community, and the planet through the recycling program.

“I like helping clean up the earth,” McCombs said.  “Recycling helps us save the earth by not making more landfills.”

Student council sponsor Leann Kasper said the student leaders value their roles as council members as well as the importance of recycling.

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