Sayeik Gastineau Elementary student Maddie Bass, dressed as a hammerhead shark, gives high-fives to other students after an assembly at the school on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The assembly was a year-end celebration for the Ocean Guardians program that promotes recycling and cutting down on plastic usage. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Sayeik Gastineau Elementary student Maddie Bass, dressed as a hammerhead shark, gives high-fives to other students after an assembly at the school on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The assembly was a year-end celebration for the Ocean Guardians program that promotes recycling and cutting down on plastic usage. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

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