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Prep overcomes theft, wins recycling award

Posted: May 15, 2013 - 12:01pm  |  Updated: May 18, 2013 - 11:03pm
Augusta Prep Middle School students help unload bags of aluminum cans donated by a Columbia County resident after thefts threatened to knock the school out of a state recycling competition. The school received word this week that it won the award, with a $1,000 prize.  Special photo
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Augusta Prep Middle School students help unload bags of aluminum cans donated by a Columbia County resident after thefts threatened to knock the school out of a state recycling competition. The school received word this week that it won the award, with a $1,000 prize.

Despite a theft that threatened to derail their efforts, Augusta Preparatory Day School has been named the state winner in an aluminum can recycling contest.

Prep students collected more pounds of cans per student than any other school in Georgia, giving them the win in the third annual Great American Can Roundup.

The announcement comes just weeks after hundreds of pounds of cans that had been collected by Augusta Prep’s Middle School were stolen from an off-campus storage site. Within just a few days after that incident was made public, the community responded and helped Augusta Prep again collect hundreds of pounds of cans.

“Good always wins,” Prep’s Middle School Head, Melody McRee, told Prep students gathered at the school. “Sometimes the road to victory is bumpy and has a lot of distractions, but right always comes out on top.”

Augusta Prep’s collection of cans weighed in at 1,763 pounds, meaning approximately 61,700 cans were collected as part of the school’s drive. As part of receiving the top honor in the state, Augusta Prep will now receive $1,000 that the school plans to invest back into its recycling program.

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