Clark 7th Graders Take Part In Terracycle Recycling Project

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Seventh graders Samantha Cieslak, Thomas Jennings, Peter Honczaryk, Maria Valente, Holly Zarzecki, and Gabrielle Kaczan pose with their Terracycle project. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

Seventh graders Samantha Cieslak, Thomas Jennings, Peter Honczaryk, Maria Valente, Holly Zarzecki, and Gabrielle Kaczan pose with their Terracycle project. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

CLARK — Nicole Mailloux’s seventh grade writing students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark are actively participating in a service learning project to utilize persuasive writing techniques in order to motivate other middle school students to take part in an international recycling program, Terracycle. This unit was designed to help students find practical, everyday uses for persuasive writing as well as to teach Kumpf students to be more conscious of waste and simple ways to “go green.”

Students are collecting chip bags, writing utensils, and candy wrappers that will be upcycled into useful products which are sold in major retailers such as Walmart and Target. For each item students collect, the middle school earns points to then be used to donate money and goods to various charitable organizations. Mailloux’s students created special bins to collect these items and will continue to do so through the end of the school year.


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