Three Guilford County elementary schools win money for helping the environment

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Three Guilford County elementary schools have won money for their schools while helping to save the environment.

The 7th Annual Kids, Cans and Cash Elementary School Recycling Challenge charged schools with collecting and recycling as many aluminum cans as possible from November 1-15. The winners were announced Friday for America Recycles Day.

Winning schools, including High Point Friends, McLeansville and Nathaniel Greene Elementary schools, had dance and pizza parties to celebrate their accomplishment Friday.

High Point Friends collected 326 pounds of cans, winning $153. McLeansville Elementary collected 344 pounds of cans, winning $226.35. Nathanael Greene Elementary collected 227 pounds, winning $283.05.

On Friday, Nicole Ferguson joined the City of High Point, Guilford County and Republic Services of North Carolina to party with the kids and present their checks.

Other sponsors included Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, DH Griffin Companies, Sonoco recycling, Adams Sign Service & Repair and Hungry Howie’s Pizza. Check out the celebration above.