MODOT Contest Entry

The Macon Elementary Student Council, located in Macon, Missouri, was very excited to submit an entry for the trash can contest. Last year was the first year for the Elementary Student Council. The very first project the Student Council worked on was implementing a recycling program in the elementary. This program works in conjunction with Diversified Industries of Macon. Each room in the elementary has a recycling box for paper. Everyday Student Council representatives collect the recycled paper, bag it up, and leave it in a designated location to be picked up for treatment. This has been a very successful project and has greatly reduced the amount of trash, while bettering the Earth. For the trash can contest, each Student Council representative suggested different themes for the trash can. Since the recycling program at the school was started by Student Council, their inspiration for the theme was from the school and the school mascot, the tiger. The theme chosen was, “We’re MACON a difference by recycling!” The trash can is decorated by a 3-D paper tiger. All the Student Council representatives worked hard to design and construct the tiger. The stuffing of the tiger is recycled paper. Since the implementation of the recycling program by Macon Elementary Student Council, students, faculty, staff, and even guests of our school are really MACON a difference by recycling!

 

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