Middle school students from South Korea collected eight bags of trash during their cleanup of Kilili Beach last Friday.
The trash collected by the students, who ranged from 6th grade to 10th grade, was made up mostly of beer cans and cigarette butts. They were helped by the maintenance staff of the Saipan Mayor’s Office.
Prior to the cleanup, the students visited Mayor David M. Apatang and asked for help with the activity.
They later returned to the mayor’s office and received certificates of appreciation from Apatang for cleaning Kilili Beach.
The students are also looking at doing another beach cleanup, this time at the Aquarius Beach Tower Hotel, before leaving Saipan.
The student arrived on Saipan last July 24 for summer school with coordinator Judy Kim at Mount Carmel School and intends to leave the island on Aug. 17.
Before the entire group leaves for Korea, Kim strongly wishes for the group to meet Public School System associate commissioner Glenn Muňa to discuss summer school education.
She also hopes the students will return next summer to again campaign for beach preservation in the Commonwealth.