The box is pictured here, along with some of those who worked on it. FROM LEFT, Natasha Migliore (9th grade), Madi Kurtz (10th), Donald Hollowell (9th), Duall Schlichter (9th), Art Teacher Danielle Schultz, Willow Simmons (12th), Nick Renth (11th), Brendan Baum (11th), and Josie Woodrome (9th). Not pictured: Mikala Kozuszek (12th), Jena Roesener (12th), and Maylynn Reynolds (9th).
Drug Takeback Box Will Be Placed At A Later Date
NCHS Art Students have just finished up painting what used to be a mailbox and will soon be placed as a permanent drug takeback box for Washington County.
Drug takebacks are locations or events where people can drop off prescription medications that they no longer require, so that they can be safely disposed of.
The advantage of a takeback program is that it avoids drugs being introduced into the ecosystem (in the case of them being flushed down the drain), and eliminates the risk of theft or abuse if unneeded drugs are just left at home unattended.
The design selected for the box was created by Willow Simmons, but work was done on the project by a number of NCHS students.