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RBC | On Sunday, which happened to be Earth Day, more than 40 students and athletes from Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely took part in a highway cleanup event. Enjoying the beautiful sunshine and having a lot of fun, these students and athletes made quick work of the task. These students collected over three dozen bags of trash along the highway leading out of Rangely.
This event was sponsored by the Beta Epsilon Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. This annual event is sponsored by the student-led honor society to clean up the three-mile stretch of Hwy. 64 near the campus. This year, the officers set the goal of reaching out to other student organizations on campus and athletics to join in on the Earth Day fun. They even recruited some CNCC staff and faculty to join in on the fun.
Each year the student officers lead this event as their last contribution to the college and local community. This year’s graduating officers include Savannah William, Katsuhiro Sasagaki, McKenna Deines, Olivia Davidson and Grand Sanderson. Some will be leaving CNCC for their next adventure and others will be first-year dental hygiene students in the fall. The leadership torch will be passed to a new member of the organization, Preslee Bunch, who will be president of the chapter next fall. Preslee, who is also SGA president, will be working hard next year to bring together PTK and SGA to pool their resources. Both student organizations look forward to becoming more involved in the community over the next year.