Model seniors earn recycling scholarhips
Five MHS seniors receive $2,000 awards from Ball
Posted on 12/06/2013
Recycling award winners
Five Model High School seniors have each been awarded $2,000 scholarships from Ball Container.  Ball generously provides $10,000 for students collecting the most aluminum in the Rome plant's annual can recycling competition. 

This year all five scholarships went to students from Model High School. Tristen Ingle collected 847 lbs. of aluminum cans, Christian Stevens collected 540 lbs., Kathryn Boylan, 500 lbs., Jennifer Lowry, 460 lbs., and Taylor Andrzejak, 280 lbs. The scholarship money will be sent directly to the post secondary school the teens will attend in the fall.

This is the third year the Ball plant has awarded recycling scholarships.  The plant employees select a local school each year and invite the junior class to collect recyclable aluminum cans for a little more than a year.  This year's collection ended in November.  There were 18 juniors from Model High begin the contest last year with a total of 4,709 lbs. of aluminum cans collected by the contest deadline.

Ball is the largest producer of recyclable beverage cans in the world. Rome is one of 16 Ball North American beverage can manufacturing plants.  The Rome plant employs approximately 185 people.  

 

Photo: Left to Right Tristen Ingle, Taylor Andrzejak, Katherine Boylan, Jennifer Lowry, Cristian Stevens