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Local Middle School Awarded $25,000 in Pepsi Recycling Challenge

(Michigan City, IN) - Congratulations go to Krueger Middle School students, who learned an important lesson this school year: Helping the Earth can be VERY rewarding.


Krueger Middle School was notified by PepsiCo that their school finished among the top schools in the nation in the 2020 PepsiCo Recycle Rally Challenge. Throughout the school year, the school collected 194 tons of recycled goods,


Krueger Middle School Environmental Science teacher Daisy Lee coordinated the effort. Students and families brought in items to be recycled and weighed for the challenge, which also expanded to the community as several businesses began recycling and hosting collection bins. Participating businesses included LaPorte Insurance Agency, the Elston YMCA, and Anytime Fitness.

With the help of the students, parents, teachers, and the community, Krueger finished 6th in the challenge and received a prize of $25,000. 


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