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SOUTH PORTLAND — A team of about 50 sixth-graders at Memorial Middle School took first place – and $3,000 – in a statewide contest to reduce waste at their school.
The students competed in the “Zero-Waste Challenge,” sponsored by the Chewonki Foundation and Poland Spring Bottling, to research their school’s garbage habits and create a plan for cutting back on waste.
The $3,000 prize will be spent to implement the children’s plan. An oversized check was presented to the students in an award ceremony at the school on Wednesday.