|Middle School Environmental Club|
The middle school Environmental Club hosted the fourth annual ECO Games, an educational, action-oriented fun way for students to support Earth Day. The games were held on Thursday, April 20, and were led by middle school science teachers, Mrs. Beth Tiess and Mrs. Diep Stamps, who developed the fun idea. Patterned after the popular book and movie, The Hunger Games, each advisory chose a boy and girl "tribute" to represent them as their "district" worked together to recycle as many products as possible. Items like paper, bottles, ink jets, and old cell phones were popular items in this fun game of recycling. Seven games were set up on the athletic field and each advisory's "tributes" spent the morning competing at each station in a variety of recycling themed activities. In the end the winners were eighth graders Brennan Long and Jimmy Bailey.
Mrs. Tiess and Mrs. Stamps shared that the purpose of the games was to help students learn more about protecting and preserving God's Earth and how to be good stewards of all that we have been given. The games were an affirmation of Psalm 24:1 which states, "The Earth belongs to the Lord."