MEDORA, Ind.—June 1, 2015—Seymour High School Senior Marley Vehslage is the recipient of the 2015 Rumpke Medora Landfill Scholarship.
Seymour High School Senior Marley Vehslage is the recipient of the 2015 Rumpke Medora Landfill Scholarship.
Since 2009, Rumpke has awarded the scholarship annually to a local high school senior committed to the environment. The award is a $1,000 scholarship toward a two or four year degree from an accredited institution.
Vehslage is a member of the band and varsity tennis team. She plans to attend Purdue University in the fall to study biology.
“This past winter I volunteered to teach a recycled crafts class,” Vehslage said. “I taught girls how to make thrifty and easy crafts with recycled products such as milk jugs and cardboard toilet paper rolls.”
Vehslage noticed that many plastic water bottles were being thrown away during football games. In her essay, she wrote, “I talked to my band director and set up a system to decrease waste. After the halftime show, when everyone had finished drinking their water bottles, I collected them to be recycled.”
“We congratulate Marley and thank her for her efforts in promoting a green community,” said Rumpke Regional Vice President Greg Beamer.
Owned and operated by Rumpke since 1983, the Medora Landfill accepts municipal solid waste and construction demolition debris. Rumpke Waste and Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932. Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, visit: www.rumpke.com.