Don’t Pitch That Cell Phone


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j0438320The organizers of Verona High’s Project Graduation, Class of 2011, are asking for donations of used, broken or unwanted cell phones. This is a win-win: The donated phones will raise funds so that the current junior class can enjoy a supervised, alcohol- and drug-free celebration with their classmates on the night of their graduation. Another plus: The unwanted phones won’t end up in landfills, where chemicals from their batteries can leach into groundwater. Cell phone drop-off boxes are currently available at the Verona Community Center, Verona Library and Verona High School.

Project Graduation is a nationwide effort to develop an awareness of drug and alcohol use among students and is sponsored by the VHS SCA. Parties endorsed by Project Graduation have been shown to dramatically reduce drug- and alcohol-related car accidents involving teens on graduation night. For monetary donations to Project Graduation, contact Holly Denton by e-mail or at (973) 454-6981.

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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected]


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