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Beach You To It


New club on campus: Beach Beautification is dedicated to keeping the shores clean

As memories on the beach give unforgettable experiences,  the amount of trash on beaches has increased to 14 million tons every year. Because of this increasing rate, PRHS students have created the Beach beautification club in order to educate others about the impact of littering on beaches and try to combat that by cleaning them up themselves. The club receives about 34 students every Monday from both lunches for meetings and about 35 students at the beach events.

The Beach Beautification club is advised by science department teacher Cora Karamitsos who wants to persevere students to be involved in community service.

“ Our goals are to maintain the natural beauty of our local beaches on the central coast. We also want to encourage the student body to value nature and pick up their own trash” Karamitsos said

Kelsey Hammond, a junior, is club president. She first got involved because of  her passion for keeping beaches clean, and she hoped that other students had the same interest. Devin Kinder, a junior, came up with the idea of creating this club after talking with her friends about pollution.

“We’ve been told for so long how bad beach pollution is and it hasn’t improved, so we decided to try and help make a difference.” Hammond said


Rubber Out

Paula Uribe and other club members pick up a tire from the sand

Girl’s just wanna have sun

Ava Berezay, Devin Kinder, and Kelsey Hammond present their new club during club expo during lunch

Kinder then said, “ Were all talking about how we have been learning about ocean and beach pollution since we were in elementary school and just decided we wanted to try and do our part to lessen this huge problem that we’ve been learning about.” 

Since the starting of the club, they have created one beach event where they went to Morro Bay and cleaned for one hour. Their event started with all students meeting in a designated area and creating groups of a couple of students. They then section off the beach and clean for 30 minutes.  After they pick up the trash Oh, it’s easy to enjoy a few more hours on the sand.

“Well we are planning to have a beach clean up once every month to inform others of how bad beach pollution is, and to do our part to lessen this pollution on our local beaches” Kinder said

THUMBS UP: Club members pose for a photo while picking up trash at their first beach cleanup at Morro Bay
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