Students Trash-Collecting Skills, Earn Them “Mayor For a Day” Designation

Students Trash-Collecting Skills, Earn Them “Mayor For a Day” Designation
Student environmentalists, with Beatrice Mayor Stan Wirth

BEATRICE – Some elementary school students were honored Monday night for their trash gathering skills and were named “Mayor For a Day”.

Their names were randomly drawn from the list of students who took part in the Keep Beatrice Beautiful Great American “Clean Your Block” event, held in April.

More than one thousand pounds of trash was removed by elementary students from public right-of-way, county roads, parks and empty lots.  Students gathered up things like plastic and glass bottles, straws and soda cups, fast food sacks, cigarette butts and even a tire.

The 2018 “Mayor For a Day” winners, who got their picture taken with Mayor Stan Wirth, included…

  • Vincent Viveros, from Lincoln Elementary School
  • Claire McGrury, from Paddock Lane Elementary
  • Tony Wang, of Stoddard Elementary School
  • Megan Powers, from St. Joseph’s Catholic School….and
  • Sloan Penner, from St. Paul’s Lutheran School

The Glad Corporation donated one thousand 33-gallon trash bags for the students to use, during the “Clean Your Block” event.

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