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Keep Nebraska Beautiful State Conference Presents Seward Five Awards for Recycling Efforts

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The Community of Seward and local service organizations won five awards at the recent Keep Nebraska Beautiful State Conference in Lincoln.  Seward won the top award –First Place in the “Great American Clean-Up” competition for their outstanding recycling and clean-up day. The special Seward Clean-up Day was coordinated by the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership and various Civic Groups-directed under the leadership of Sue McHugh and the Seward County Chamber and Leadership Development organization (SCCLD) and Seward County Board, along with various community organizations and service groups.

The City of Seward won Second Place over all in the Deanie Anderson Outstanding Community Environmental Award division for their outstanding total community recycling effort. Accepting the award for Seward was Roger Glawatz for Seward County and Seward Rotary Club and Betty Jean Kolterman for the City of Seward Keep Seward Beautiful Committee (Chairman) and the GFWC Seward Woman’s Club.

The GFWC Seward Woman’s Club received an Award of Excellence for their beautification and betterment efforts.  The SHS Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) was awarded an Award of Excellence for their numerous recycling projects during the school year and Seward High was complimented with an Award of Excellence for their annual recycling campaign and efforts, under the direction of Mr. Pat Piskorski and his Fifth Hour Classes.

There were nine delegates from Seward at the recent Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference in Lincoln at the Garden Hilton in the Hay Market on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Representing Seward High School were SHS FCCLA representatives Destiney Grunke, Nikolas Gligorevic, and Stefan Gligorevic, SMS representative was Timmy McHugh, GFWC Seward Woman’s Club representative was Jean Kolterman, (who is also the Seward Keep Nebraska Beautiful Committee Chairman), representing Seward County and Seward Rotary Club was Roger Glawatz, Sharon Glawatz and Suzanne Gligorevic represented the SCCDP and Clark Kolterman represented the Seward County Visitor’s Committee.

The Keep Seward Beautiful Committee, under the direction of Jean Kolterman, coordinated the application efforts for the annual awards contest and presentations.