Olympus Jr. High students win big in Eco Challenge
The hard work and dedication of students in JoAnne Brown’s science class at Olympus Jr. High has not only helped to preserve and brighten their own community, it has brought them support for their future endeavors.
Brown’s students have been participating in the Lexus Eco Challenge – a competition designed to educate young people about the environment and inspire them to create a better world. Some of the class’ accomplishments include hundreds of plastic bottles recycled, over one hundred phones donated to Hope Phones, nearly 700 pounds of trash cleaned up, and over 650 bottles of medication taken out of waterways.
Two seventh-grade students were the recipients of $10,000 each for winning the land/water competition. In February, the two will compete for a $30,000 prize.
Since Olympus Jr. High students first started competing in the Eco Challenge in 2007, they have won over $230,000 in grants and scholarships.