Coronado’s FBLA raises $4,300 for District 11 in Earth Day recycling effort
An Earth Day computer-recycling effort at Coronado High “went really well” April 22, according to Matt Dooley, the student body president who coordinated the
event through his business club, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
In all, more than 400 cars went through the collection operation set up for the day in the high school parking lot. At $10 a car - plus several customers who donated extra - about $4,300 was raised for District 11, Dooley said.
In terms of items collected, the total weight was 27 tons, filling up 2 ¼ truckloads.
CHS partnered in the seven-hour event with several local companies, including the Intel on Garden of the Gods Road. “They all seemed to be happy to work with us,” Dooley said. “It was a partnership. We helped them out, and we got to have it at our school.”
The business club set up the reycling day to help the environment, as well as to qualify in the practical portion of a statewide FBLA project competition. Coronado placed fourth in the event, with the only signficant points taken off because of vague aspects in the original plan from a few months ago - vague because of planning uncertainties at that time, Dooley explained. For the event itself, the CHS project scored very high, he said.
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