A middle school student who thought litter made the streets near her school look dumpy has officially been honored for the action she took.
Chloe Orecchio was honored in an assembly at the St. Joseph The Worker School for creating Chloe’s Campus Cleanup In May 2018.
Evan Haines of Prudential Financial presented her with the medallion as one of ten students nationally to receive the honor.
All the winners will also receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC.
Weirton Mayor Harold Miller read a proclamation and nominated Chloe to serve on the City’s litter control commission this summer.
West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld, a graduate of the school, said he couldn’t imagine coming up with such an ambitious plan as a seventh grader and carrying it out.
Her fellow students applauded and cheered as Chloe received the award.