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A group of seventh-grade students from Valley View Middle School has been working on a project this year to “Take Back the Tap.” As part of a contest being run by the Philadelphia Zoo, these students are trying to encourage other students in the middle school to use fewer disposable water bottles. To do this, they launched an awareness campaign, after which they distributed reusable water bottles to all the students.

Peoples Security Bank donated the water bottles. Olivia Hatala, Peckville branch manager, met the students involved with the project.

From left, front row: Jared Ramos, Elijah Zimmerman, Anthony Memo, Gia Mazza, Grace Lennox and Kaitlyn Newberry. Back row: faculty member Elizabeth Gasper, principal Craig Sweeney and Hatala. Student Carley Jankauskas is also working on the project.