Keep Belmont Beautiful, a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, hosted its annual phonebook recycling drive through the month of January.
On January 31, representatives of KBB counted almost 16,000 phone books at area schools.
Belmont Central was the top collecting school with 11,287 books, most of which were stacked neatly in the gym and in the entrance hallways to the school.
Piza parties were awarded to the winning classes in each school and top collectors will be awarded certificates and KBB t-shirts.
Top collectors this year were:
JB Page: Sarah Neil, 130 books; Carson O’Brien, 100 books; school total-1,418
North Belmont: Chance York, 365 books; Audrey Williams, 342 books; school total -2,486
Belmont Central: Jordan Lathe, 7,188 books; Tyler Grigg, 2,015 books; and, Lindsey Johnson, 201 books; school total -11,287
Belmont Middle: Yash Patel, 75 books; school total -625
South Point: 42 books total