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Cape Gazette I 'RMDAX, ONOAX APR . 20 2 109 MILTON STUOENTS HkVE FUN AND LEARN HEALTHY HANTS Matt Haley, founder of SoDel Concepts restaurants, talks about the importance Madison Sockr ter of Mid-Coast Gymnastics gets high off the mat to complete a jumping split. ., RON MACARTHUR PHOTOS NEARLY EVERY CRACK and crevice of the school was in use March 30 during the annual Milton Elementary School Health Fair and Family Fun Night. Children and parents played games, rode fire trucks, got health screenings, watched dance demonstrations, and learned fitness and health tips, Above, third=grader Alesha Edwards enjoys fruit on a stick. Dancers from Coastal Dance Academy take part in the Milton Elementary School Health Fair. They are (I-r) Marissa Leslie, Shawnice Sekscinski, Alli- Negro. First-grader Olivia Farrow tries to blow a ball to hit a target in one of Milton Fire Department trucks are ready to offer rides in front of Milton El- the many games set up in the Milton Elementary School gym. ementary School. First-grader Stella Dutton enjoys a trip down an inflatable slide. Nearly 3,000 pounds of trash collected the cafeteria for students to de- posit paper, cardboard and plastic trash. There's no glass because By Melissa Steele formed the Green Club in No- the schoOl prohibits glass con- melissasteele vember and began the school's tainers, he said. first organized recycling pro- Tuesdays also are Trayless On Tuesday mornings, aboutgram. Tuesdays in the cafeteria when half a dozen students scout the "Most teachers wanted some- students don't use Styrofoam hallways at Cape High in search thing like this to happen, but they products. ofrecyclables, didn't have time," said junior "It was part of our January proj- It takes about four students to DanielIammatteo, student super- ect against Styrofoam," Daniel fill up big, plastic bins with paper visor, said. that had been going to a landfill. Only about 5 percent of the Recyclables are single "You'd be surprised how heavy classrooms recycled at first, he streamed into one of three recy- they get at the end of the trip," said. Through word of mouth and cling containers stored behind said junior Sadie Tenerovich, a little coaxing, he said it has the school. head of public relations for the grown to 90 percent. Daniel esti- "Before us, they weren't really Green Club, a new group doing mates they have recycled 2,937 utilized," Daniel said. its part to reduce the school's car- pounds of paper so far. A recycling company empties bon footprint. "iget a real good In addition to the Tuesdaythe bins and trucks their contents arm workout." morning trash pickup,_Daniel to a recycling plant in George- Sadie and 21 other students said the club placed blue bins in town, Sadie said. G~SEN Ct.UB members gather paper at the high Maul, Allison Heagmen and Allie Kwan. Daniel said the school's janitor- ial staff has been very supportive and helpful with the club's recy- cling effort. It's part of the club's overall mission to reduce negative MELISSA STEELE PHOTO school. Pictured are (I-r) Le!e human impact on the environ- ment. "Whatever we can do to keep recyclables out of the landfill, it's worth it," Daniel said.