September 22, 2021
Sixteen Sebring students opted to spend their free time participating in CleanUp Day projects around town on Saturday, September 18.
Students picked up trash littered on a section of Johnson Road that is the Club’s section of the ‘Adopt-a-Highway’ program. The Mahoning County Green Team supplied trash grabbers, vests, bags and gloves for the students to us in their cleanup.
CleanUp Day was the first major project for McKinley’s high school Ecology Club this year.
"Our students always amaze me!" says Carolyn Hollback, who is in her first year as the Ecology Club advisor. "They have fun doing the simplest things, even picking up trash! They want to make an impact on their community and our Ecology Club provides the means for them to accomplish that goal."
The club, comprised of 23 students, takes on projects to clean up, recycle, and contribute to the community. Each week, students gather recyclable paper from classrooms throughout the school. They will also be sponsoring recycling contests throughout the year.
In October, Residents of Sebring Village will find these high school students trick-or-treating as part of their Trick or Treat for Turkeys project. Ecology Club members trick-or-treat to raise money which will be used to help the McKinley Jr. High School student senate purchase turkeys for families in need during the holidays.
The students will return to maintain their portion of Johnson Road and also plans a cleanup in some of the parks around town in April for their Earth Day project.