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Glenbrook South Class of 1993 graduate Jay Slotnick, of Northbrook, has collected recycling at New Trier High School since 1993. Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media
Jay Slotnick (center) poses with Dafton Blair (left) and Dave Conway, of New Trier’s Physical Plant Services Department in Northfield.
Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor
4:27 pm CST November 28, 2018

There’s a smiling face roaming through the hallways at New Trier’s Northfield campus, and even on your worst days, he’s bound to cheer you up.

Enter Jay Slotnick.

The recycling collector has worked at the school for 25 years and has built a countless amount of lifelong friendships with administrators, teachers and custodial staff.