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Wilson Middle kids recycle foam trays

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 22, 2008


Hyde Park North

Wilson Middle School students started recycling plastic foam lunch trays last week. Wilson students use about 300 trays a day.

They now stack the trays after eating, and parent volunteers pick them up and take them to a nearby Publix. Then they're off to a recycling station in Lakeland. Check with your local grocery store manager to start a recycling program at your school.


Kids can participate in Google doodles

Google invites kindergarteners through 12th-graders to design a logo inspired by the question, "What If ... ?"

The "Doodle 4 Google" competition will feature the winning student's doodle on the Google home page on May 22, and that student will win a $10,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his or her school.

Teachers can register their class online by March 28 at


Blake High students design Verizon ad

Students in Blake High School's performing arts program created a winning advertising campaign for Verizon FiOS.

Students Bernard Jackson, Asia Elliott and Ashley Morrow shot and edited a video depicting life before FiOS (in black and white) and life after FiOS (full color with soothing jazz music).

They won $1,500 for their school. The money will be used to enhance marketing for the performing arts program.

[Last modified February 21, 2008, 20:05:50]

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