SHADY SPRING,  WV (WOAY) – Shady Spring Elementary won 1,000 dollars for recycling. In the past year all Raleigh County elementary schools competed in a recycling contest.

Shady Spring elementary ended up winning the competition. The school recycled  over 40,000 aluminum cans recycled which is equivalent to 1360 lbs  of aluminum cans.  They also recycled 23,499 lbs of paper. The school’s grand total earned from recycling was $1,755.34

All the money raised will be going to the construction of an outdoor class room. This classroom will teach students to explore environmental sciences such as recycling and monitoring ecosystems. According to the Shady Spring elementary their goal for next year is to recycle 60,000 aluminum cans.

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Matt Bullock is currently the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for WOAY-TV Matt Bullock has always dreamed about becoming a meteorologist since he was 5 years old. He would draw the 7-day forecast on a wall made out of chalk paint that his mom painted for the family to use. Growing up his role models were Greg Fishel on WRAL, his older sisters, and his parents. Matt loves all kinds of weather including; hurricanes, severe weather, and snowstorms. Matt grew up in Cary, NC. He went to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with a bachelors of science in earth and environmental science with a concentration of atmospheric science in June of 2018. He is a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He completed an internship at WRAL in Raleigh, NC during the summer of 2017, winter of 2017, and summer of 2018. Matt moved to West Virginia to take his first job as the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter at WOAY. You can find him on the weekends at 6 and 11 pm at WOAY-TV When Matt isn’t working he enjoys watching sports. His teams are the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and his alma mater Charlotte 49ers. He also enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends and family. He is always keeping his eyes on the skies as he is keeping up with the weather three times a day. Have any tips or weather questions? Email me