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Congratulations to Overpark Elementary and Walls Elementary! These schools were both awarded grants by the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC). The MRC offers $10,000 in grants annually to schools across the state to assist recycling efforts.
Yesterday, Supervisor Jessie Medlin presented a $1,000 award from MRC to Ms. Kinggard and Ms. Cook at Overpark Elementary. The teachers will use the grant funds to teach their Spotlight class about composting and to grow a garden. Then, today, Supervisor Bill Russell visited Walls Elementary to present a $500 check from MRC to Ms. Carrie Lee. She will be using the grant funds to begin promoting a recycling program at the school through her Spotlight class.