FCPS finish strong in national Recycle-Bowl contest

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Fayette County schools finished strong in a national contest that helps keep valuable, recyclable materials out landfills.

The district says the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Recycle-Bowl last fall encouraged students and faculty to collect and recycle materials generated at their schools. Lexington won the “State School Division” category for the fourth consecutive year.

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The district says Montessori High School placed first in Kentucky. It says students and teachers at the school recycled 1,007 pounds during the contest, which is about 44 pounds per person.

The district says Leestown Middle, Providence Montessori High, Cardinal Valley Elementary and Ashland Elementary took the second, sixth, fifteenth and seventeenth spots respectively in the state.

Get more information on the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl here.