Six participating schools in the United For Conservation Teen Leadership Conference began a competition to see who could collect the most aluminum cans and old cell phones/music devices by the end of May. And the winner is.... Brunswick High School! Read on to find out how much they collected and what they won.The United For Conservation Teen Leadership Conference was held at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on March 19 & 26. The conference was hosted by Zoo Crew teen volunteers. The six participating schools began a competition to see which school could collect the most aluminum cans and old cell phones/music devices by the end of May.
Through this intense competition Brunswick High School has come out on top of the can competition by collecting 50 pounds of cans; that's roughly 1,668 cans!
We would like to thank Brunswick High School students, especially conference participants Mariah Payne, Zack Shives, Nick DeJesus and teacher Ms. Laurie Hinkle for their hard work. They were presented with an original Polar Bear Paw Print from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Polar Bear, Aurora.
Rhodes High School in Cleveland came in second place by saving 20 pounds of cans. They also received an original orangutan animal print.
These teens are truly starting to be the difference they wish to see in the world! Thanks Brunswick and Rhodes and keep up the great work!
Here are some photos:
Brunswick students Zack Shives, Nick DeJesus, Mariah Payne and Zoo Crew volunteer Courtney Freyhauf
Brunswick student Nick DeJesus and teacher Ms. Hinkle load cans into the van:
Brunswick students with print - Zack Shives, Nick DeJesus and Mariah Payne:
And here is a photo of the second place winners, Rhodes High School, who collected 20 pounds of cans:
(Photo l-r: Mr. Gazda, Zuleika Matos, Na'Shea Tompkins, Monica Tucker, Ashley Rodriguez and Zoo Crew volunteer Courtney Freyhauf)