BEATRICE – Five Beatrice elementary school students became Mayors-for-a-Day because of their efforts to pick up trash and clean up various areas in the city.
The students were chosen in a drawing as part of the Keep Beatrice Beautiful Great American “Clean Your Block” event, for ten days during April.
The students received $50 cash prizes and certificates, and got their photo taken with Mayor Stan Wirth.
:23 “America beautiful”
The five students chosen are…
- Kelbie Kagy, a second-grader at Lincoln Elementary School
- Aleena Bratcher, a kindergarten student at Paddock Lane Elementary
- Leandra Bartak, a fourth-grader at Stoddard Elementary
- Max Powers, a fifth-grade student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School
- Elia Kidder, a fifth-grade student at St. Paul’s Lutheran School
Using trash bags donated by the Glad Corporation, students picked up things like plastic bottles, straws, fast food sacks, cardboard, cigarette butts, Styrofoam and other trash from public property, rural roads, parks and empty lots.
Over one-thousand pounds of trash and debris were collected.