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Westlake High School crowned Maryland State Recycle-Bowl Champion

Keep America Beautiful announced the Recycle-Bowl winners for the 2017 annual competition and once again, Westlake High School in Waldorf was crowned Maryland State Recycle-Bowl Champion.

“Our participation in the KAB Recycle-Bowl has been instrumental to organizing, operating, and maintaining a robust recycling program at Westlake High School,” says Charles Newcomb, Westlake High School science teacher.

Ten Maryland schools participated in the annual competition. Other participating schools included Loch Raven Technical Academy Middle School, Baltimore; Mann Residential School, Baltimore; Bel Air High School, Bel Air; Heather Hills Elementary School, Bowie; James H. Harrison Elementary School, Laurel; Laurel High, Laurel; Laurel Elementary, Laurel; Barnaby Manor ES, Oxon Hill; and William B. Wade Elementary School, Waldorf

Country-wide, 1,000 schools participated over the four-week competition, reaching over 550,000 students/staff and recycling 2 million pounds!

The 2017 national winners are:

  • School Division: Bon-Air Elementary; Kokomo, Indiana
  • Community Division: Keres Children’s Learning Center; Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico
  • District Division: Ocean City School District; Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Waste Reduction: Woodland Park Academy; Grand Blanc, Michigan
  • Food Scrap Collection: Centennial Elementary; Springfield, Oregon
  • Most Improved: Taylor Elementary; Kokomo, Indiana & Bell’s Hill Elementary; Waco, Texas

Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

Recycle-Bowl is a friendly national wide competition open to K-12 schools created to promote recycling and waste reduction activities. The competition is held each fall to coincide with National Recycling Day (November 15). Click here to read America Recycles Day 2017 Highlight Report.