Manchester third grade wins recycling contest NORTH -- Manchester * Hampstead * Lineboro

April 30, 1993|By Katherine Richards | Katherine Richards,Staff Writer

The third grade at Manchester Elementary School has wo the grand prize in the Manchester CAN! recycling contest, said Councilman Geoffrey S. Black, who oversees recycling and waste management for the council.

The six-week contest, sponsored by the town, was intended to foster a recycling habit in Manchester's children.

Each student reported whether his or her family recycled each week. The grade level with the highest percentage of participating students won the grand prize, a pizza party paid for by the town.

Mr. Black said Wednesday that he was "delighted" with the contest's result.

"We've seen a significant increase in the town's overall recycling," he said.

Exact figures were not available.

Overall, 78 percent of the families of third-graders recycled during the contest, Mr. Black said. The school as a whole had a recycling participation rate of 65 percent.

The town will invite the third grade to a pizza party tentatively scheduled for May 14.

Terri Pittinger's fifth-grade class achieved 100 percent participation, and will also be invited to the pizza party, Mr. Black said.

Also, the individual class with the highest participation within each grade will receive Manchester CAN! sports bottles.

The winning classes are:

* Kindergarten -- Cindy Potee's morning class.

* First grade -- (tie) Deb Elsen's class and Kim Sauers' class.

* Second grade -- Dawn Farquharson's class.

* Third grade -- Linda Trethewey's class.

* Fourth grade -- Dolly Mersinger's class.

* Fifth grade -- Ms. Pittinger's class.

Mr. Black said the town plans to run a similar contest in the fall.

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