PHOENIX -- A valley school is celebrating being named number one in our state in recycling!
Magnet Traditional School near 23rd Avenue and Thomas took part in a four week 'Recycling Bowl' challenge, to see just how much students and staff could recycle.
Turns out, Magnet won first place in the state, and placed 11th nationwide. That's no small feat, considering 1,500 schools took part in the competition.
In all, the school recycled 20,000 lbs., or about 35 lbs. per student.
Good Morning Arizona's Stella Inger visited the school Tuesday morning to ask how they did it.
The kids said they placed recycle bins all around campus, and encouraged and reminded each other to recycle.
Principal Adrian Walker says he's proud of his students' efforts. "We've actually been recycling for the past three years," says Walker. "We heard about this contest and said, why not participate?"
Girl Scouts at the school actually spearheaded the effort.
"We made sure everyone was recycling," student Briana told Stella. "This could seriously have an effect on our world!"