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Oct 12, 2011 8:44 AM by Kay Rossi - KRTV News

Cascade students have "can do" attitude about recycling challenge

CASCADE- Last year, Cascade High School placed third in a national recycling challenge, earning $1,000.

This year they plan on kicking it up a notch, and on Tuesday students launched their Great American Can Roundup School Challenge campaign by organizing a rally with recycling games.

Last year, each student collected more than 13 pounds of cans on average, with a grand total weight of one ton.and the total weight was one ton.

This year, the students want to win first place and win more money for the school.

Kaitlyn Williams of the school's Environmental Science Club said, "I think one of the biggest motivators for our school is the money part but it helps our environment and recycling and is just an amazing thing for a person to do."

Fellow club member Ashley Finley noted, "When we raise enough money we kind of get to determine where it's going to go but we know it's going to help our school and I think we're going to do something fun for the students, especially because they're doing most of the work and supporting us."

The winning school gets $5,000.

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