Bain Elementary wins $1,000 for recycling
Bain Elementary School was one of five of the top schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who collected and recycled milk and juice cartons.
The district had a four-week incentive program where schools were given specialized bins and signs to catch attention in 165 schools, courtesy of a grant from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources. As an added incentive, five $1,000 prizes were given to the schools with the best carton recycling programs in CMS. During the four-week program, CMS recycled more than 250,000 cartons.
The other winners, all elementary schools, were: Selwyn, Winget Park, Sterling and Stoney Creek. During the past year, CMS students have recycled 8 million milk and juice cartons, almost 1/3 of all cartons distributed in schools.
Local teens head to Tar Heel Boys and Girls State
The Matthews American Legion Post 235 recently announced this year’s delegates to the American Legion Department of North Carolina Tar Heel Girls State and Tar Heel Boys State programs.
The programs, which have existed for 73 years, are held annually at Catawba College in Salisbury and are intense weeklong practical studies of the structure of North Carolina’s State government. Candidates selected have shown a genuine interest in government and leadership and a desire to improve their understanding of civic responsibilities.
Rising seniors Ashley Pollack of Providence High School and Mayala Mbiki of Butler High School, will join about 200 women attending the Tar Heel Girls State through June 16 and will study city, county and state government processes during their time there. Rising senior and Butler High student Kyle Lee Ferrebee is one of 500 men who will make up this year’s group of Tar Heel Boys State June 17 through 23. They will organize a state government by nominating and electing candidates for city, council and state government.
Butler students to attend Student Trooper Program
Butler High School graduated seniors Allison Robinson and Christopher Cannon will attend the North Carolina American Legion Student Trooper Program through June 16, sponsored by the American Legion Post 235 in Matthews.
The program, conducted at the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training Center in Raleigh, will give students a chance to participate in a variety of instructional sessions to learn the use of police skills including firearms safety and precision driving, as well as daily physical training and close order drill. The program also includes tours of the Capitol, Legislative Building, Governor’s Mansion and the Highway Patrol Headquarters and Communications Center.