Cameron Dragons Help Environment through Recycling Program

Cameron High School’s National Honor Society members don’t mind getting their hands dirty when it comes to beautifying their environment and community.

On two recent Sunday afternoons, members picked up litter along both sides of the Route 250 hill between the high school and the cemetery at the top of the hill.

Dressed for the blustery weather, they picked up and sorted the litter into two categories:  items that were recyclable and items to send to the landfill.  They retrieved dozens of bags of litter, the majority of which contained recyclables.

The CHS NHS has sponsored a school recycling program since the opening of the new “green” school.  Classrooms recycle paper in one box and other recyclables in a separate spot.

The NHS members and the school’s custodians work together to remove the recyclables from the classrooms and place them in bins provided by Scrappy Pappy’s recycling of Wheeling.

Other Marshall County schools have expressed an interest in contracting with Scrappy Pappy’s, and the county Green Team is planning to expand the schools’ recycling efforts.

From left: NHS members Carlee Francis (treasurer), Autumn Gossett and Peri Gray (co-vice presidents), Calli O’Neil and Jordyn Hughes commit a recent Sunday afternoon to picking up litter along the highway by their school.

Cole Quigley (co-president) and Ty Hill set up and took down the Highway Department signs and cones that helped keep the students safe.

Ty Hill and Paige Butler work their way up the Rt. 250 hillside. The NHS members worked in groups.

Sophia Aston helps to load bags into a truck. Students were surprised to witness first-hand how much trash litters Marshall County roads.

Courtney Walker, Jordyn Hughes and Paige Butler take a well-deserved break.