Quantcast

Hanahan Middle School wins $30K prize in Eco Challenge - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Hanahan Middle School wins $30K prize in Eco Challenge

Britney Tsui, Caroline Hall, and Kirsten Songer displaying some of their 70,000 cap collection. Source: HMS Britney Tsui, Caroline Hall, and Kirsten Songer displaying some of their 70,000 cap collection. Source: HMS
HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) -

The Hanahan Middle School Eco Challenge Team has been named the Grand Prize winner at this year's Lexus Eco Challenge.

The team won the $30,000 Grand Prize for their Caps for a Cause Campaign. Students collected 69,247 hard plastic bottle caps in one month. These caps will be recycled and turned into a bike rack and benches for Hanahan Middle School.

College of Charleston Office of Sustainability and SPAWAR, along with a number of local businesses, came together to help the students reach their goal.

Prize money will be split, with $20,000 going to the students and $10,000 going to the school and teacher advisor.

Hanahan Middle School's Eco Challenge Team has come in first place among middle schools nationally the past three years, but this is the first year they have taken home the overall Grand Prize.

Team members include Lexis Davis, Tyler Futrell, Caroline Hall, Andrea Heyward, Kimberly Johnson, Madison Moeller, Kirsten Songer, Kaylee Stacey, Britney Tsui, Aaron VanMaanen, and teacher advisor Alexandra Davis.

Copyright 2013 WCSC. All rights reserved.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Gamecocks beat Baylor 70-50, headed to the Elite Eight

    Gamecocks beat Baylor 70-50, headed to the Elite Eight

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:33 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:33:33 GMT
    Courtesy: USC AthleticsCourtesy: USC Athletics

    USC will face Florida in Elite 8 on Sunday

    More >>

    USC will face Florida in Elite 8 on Sunday

    More >>
  • Local walk raises money for water access in developing countries

    Local walk raises money for water access in developing countries

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-03-25 15:31:17 GMT
    The annual Walk for Water raised almost $300,000 for the local non-profit Water Mission. An estimated 5,000 people people walked three miles while carrying buckets of water in downtown Charleston to simulate the distance some people in developing countries or disaster areas must travel for access to clean water. “We don't understand the experiences that they are going through.  A three-mile walk to an unsafe water source [and] the sicknesses that come with that.  It'...More >>
    The annual Walk for Water raised almost $300,000 for the local non-profit Water Mission. An estimated 5,000 people people walked three miles while carrying buckets of water in downtown Charleston to simulate the distance some people in developing countries or disaster areas must travel for access to clean water. “We don't understand the experiences that they are going through.  A three-mile walk to an unsafe water source [and] the sicknesses that come with that.  It'...More >>
  • BCSO arrests man with multiple sex crime charges

    BCSO arrests man with multiple sex crime charges

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-03-25 15:17:54 GMT
    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office have announced the arrest of Christopher Shawn Gregory. On March 24, detectives from the BCSO (with assistance from a U.S. Marshals task force) arrested Gregory at a property on Hardwood Lane in Summerville. The charges facing Gregory include five counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor in the 1st degree and two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor in the 2nd Degree. The sex crimes in question ...More >>
    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office have announced the arrest of Christopher Shawn Gregory. On March 24, detectives from the BCSO (with assistance from a U.S. Marshals task force) arrested Gregory at a property on Hardwood Lane in Summerville. The charges facing Gregory include five counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor in the 1st degree and two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor in the 2nd Degree. The sex crimes in question ...More >>
Powered by Frankly