They can make a difference

Riverview Elementary third-grader Jed Hughes, watching the work flow at the Durango Recycle Center, and his fellow third-graders are in charge of recycling at the school. They learned about the recycling process Wednesday during a field trip to the center. Hughes was joined by classmates in Wendy Hillmer’s class “This trip is a way to empower the students to know that they can make a difference,” Hillmer said. Enlarge photo

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Riverview Elementary third-grader Jed Hughes, watching the work flow at the Durango Recycle Center, and his fellow third-graders are in charge of recycling at the school. They learned about the recycling process Wednesday during a field trip to the center. Hughes was joined by classmates in Wendy Hillmer’s class “This trip is a way to empower the students to know that they can make a difference,” Hillmer said.