McNary students won honorable mention in the Green Education Foundation's 2012 Green Week competition.
As part of teacher Kevin Wise's World of Work class, students picked up garbage for recycling inisde the school buidling, and picked up food wrappers and other trash outside.
McNary was featured in an article on the Green Education Foundation's website.
"All of the students had great ideas, but in the end they decided on five different themed days for Green Week. The days were as follows: Monday was clean up the parking lot/campus day, Tuesday was clean up the halls day, Wednesday was clean out your lockers day, Thursday was school-wide recycling day, and Friday was a school assembly. During the assembly they were able to show before and after pictures of their efforts, and talk about how we could proceed to keep the school clean in the long run," according to the article.
Wise said he is very proud of the students.
"These are the same students who have been picking up the recycling, pulling weeds, picking up trash, etc. They work very hard and do a great job," he said.
Read more about McNary's story on the Green Education Foundation's website.
Story and photo submitted by McNary teacher Kevin Wise.