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My Town Coopersville: Students win national award to change the world
My Town Coopersville: Students win national award to change the world

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— A group of Lamont Christian School students are being honored for their lunchroom invention.

Team Recycling Quads is a finalist in this year’s Siemens “We Can Change the World Challenge.”  The middle school students redesigned Lunchables trays in the shape of a plastic bottle so that it could be easily recycled for money.

The team was among three in Michigan selected by a panel of judges comprised of environmental, science and educational leaders.  Each member of the team receives a certificate and green prize pack.  The school also gets a congratulatory banner to display.

“Now, more than ever, environmental issues are at the forefront of our national discussion.  These students bring fresh perspectives with new and exciting solutions that affect change,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation. “The Siemens Foundation and Siemens’ 53,000 employees are inspired by the innovation of these students.”

The other finalist teams come from Novi Middle School, Birmingham Covington School and Skyline High School, all located in metro Detroit.