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South Point clean-up a success

SPHS students take part in beautification effort

SOUTH POINT — Honor society students from South Point High School took time out of their day on Monday to help make the area around their school look a little brighter.

Working with the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District, the group picked up litter along Sand Road near campus.

“We had about 30 students doing it,” Dan Palmer, the district’s director, said.

He said the effort was organized by Stephanie Helms, the community outreach director of the district.

“We worked with Carrie Childers, who is a science teacher and leads the Honor Society, at the school,” Helms said. “The district provided safety vests, gloves, litter grabbers and a vehicle with flashing lights to slow traffic.”

She said the experience taught the students about community pride and service.

“It brings awareness,” she said. “They drive past this area every day and they may take it for granted. Once they’re out there, they may become more aware of how much litter there is.”

She said after working the clean up, the students will be less likely to contribute to the problem.

“They’ll think twice before throwing something out the window,” she said.

Helms said each student received a bag and about 25-30 full bags of litter were collected.