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Less plastic waste, healthier oceans

After students at Mann Elementary learned how much plastic ends up in the ocean, and the harmful effects it has on marine life, they tried not to use single-use plastic for 30 days. In culmination of the school’s efforts, students attended an assembly by “Ocean” Annie Crawly on June 8, World Oceans Day.

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    Teacher Becky Kjolso named one of Symetra Heroes in the Classroom


    Students in Becky Kjolso’s third grade class know they have a teacher who will help them succeed. The Ben Franklin Elementary School teacher is one of 16 Seattle Heroes in the Classroom during the 2017 NFL season. Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks will recognize her during the Oct. 29 game (in her custom jersey), where she will be an honored guest. The award comes with a $2,000 donation to Franklin Elementary in Kjolso’s honor.