Manchester Essex Regional High School Placed Third in Planet Aid America Recycles Clothing Drive Contest | Popgen Tech


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MANCHESTER-BY-CITY – Superintendent Pam Baudouin and Principal Patricia Puglisi are excited to announce that students at Manchester Essex Regional High School have placed third in the Planet Aid America Recycles Clothing Drive Contest.

Forty-eight schools from across the country took part in the Clothing Drive Contest, which ran from October 31 to November 18. The winners were announced on Tuesday, November 29.

MERHS collected a total of 2,420 pounds of clothing, placing the school in third place in a region that included schools from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Delaware and New Jersey .

Participating students were Aiden Brown, Brooke Doyon, Alex Fraser, Rachel Gallant, Luke Holmes, Noah Yurchak, Brian Kelly, Sarah King, Elizabeth McBonald, Alex Norci, Max Wendell, and Elior Zaremba.

The Clothing Drive Contest is designed to encourage people to reuse clothing, which helps conserve water and divert textiles away from local landfills. During the contest, participants saved approximately 65 million gallons of water and collected 47,056 pounds of clothing.

A third place prize of $500 will be awarded to the MERHS Green Team for their efforts to save the planet.

The school plans to continue its recycling efforts and will hold competitions in the future to increase its collection for reuse around the world.

To learn more about the Planet Aid America Recycles Clothing Drive Contest, click here.


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