County Recycle Poster Design Contest Winners Announced | Community News
The winners of the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management Recycling Poster Design Competition have been announced. The awards were presented as part of the recognition of Earth Day, the international event to raise awareness of environmental issues, which takes place on April 22 each year. The announcement of the competition winners was made by County Executive Jan Gardner this morning at a proclamation ceremony at Winchester Hall.
âThis competition showcased the talents, efforts, knowledge and creativity of the residents of Frederick County. We really appreciate the community’s support for recycling, and we would especially like to thank the teachers who bring this topic into their classrooms, âGardner said.
The contest was open to all residents and students of the county and 307 entries were submitted in March. Participants were asked to promote the value of recycling or to help educate about how the county program works. County staff selected one grand prize winner and four student award winners. In addition, a selection of 65 entries was also posted online for public voting to select a winner of the community’s choice. As long as the vote is over, these entries remain online and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/frederickrecycles.
The prizes for this competition were made possible by a grant received from Waste Management Recycle America. The grand prize winner is Joshua Pratchios, a grade 12 student at Linganore High School, who will receive a prize of $ 150. The $ 100 Community Choice award went to Reagan Riley, a first grader at Middletown Elementary School. The four student award winners, each receiving a $ 75 prize, are as follows: K-2 levels: Siena Esposito, Centerville Elementary, Kindergarten; Grades 3 to 5: Cici Hunter, The Banner School, Grade 4; Grades 6-8: Matt Lim, Urbana Middle School, Grade 8; and Grades 9 to 12: Danielle Tundo, Urbana High School, Grade 10.
For more information on this and other local waste reduction and recycling initiatives, as well as educational resources to learn more about recycling, visit the DSWM website at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/recycle or call 301-600-2960.