On 16 April 2015 the members of James Monroe High School’s Teen Community Emergency Response Team (Teen CERT) picked up trash along U.S. Route 219. The Mavericks collected twenty-two bags of trash and several large pieces of debris along the stretch of highway it adopted last year. It used the opportunity to use the same organization and leadership it would if called on to help Monroe County’s emergency response personnel respond to a community emergency. While the Mavericks were glad to do their part to keep Monroe County clean, they noted that most of the trash was obviously thrown out of vehicles and largely consisted of food and beverage containers. Eliminating garbage in our lovely community is as easy as the three R’s: reduce the amount of garbage you create, reuse what you can, and recycle as much material as possible.
JMHS Teen CERT members Lytha Kast, Hannah Johnson, Charles “JR” Weikle, Levi Waldron, Jacob Hinkle, and Austin Waddell doing their part to keep Monroe County clean.