In September, the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority, along with partners Weis Markets and Trex Company, Inc., kicked off a poster contest that was open to all fifth-grade students in Centre County. The students were asked to design a poster around the theme “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth.” We received hundreds of entries, and on Oct. 15, 18 posters created by 20 artists were selected as our winners.
I would like to congratulate the following students for their winning posters:
- Julia Bigger — Gray’s Woods Elementary School
- Kaden Clark — Port Matilda Elementary School
- Keira Clarkson — Benner Elementary School
- Cailin Dorefice — Park Forest Elementary School
- Nora Eppley — Howard Elementary School
- Emily Frank — Penns Valley Intermediate School
- Kaycie Hughes — Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
- Olivia Jackson — Corl Street Elementary School
- Adison Jarrett — Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
- Alabama Jukes — Wingate Elementary School
- Ashley Kim — Radio Park Elementary School
- Xinran (Maggie) Li — Easterly Parkway Elementary School
- Nash McMonagle — Centre Learning Community Charter School
- Paige Moriarta — Houserville Elementary School
- Jazlyn Myers — Houserville Elementary School
- Ali Schirf — Gray’s Woods Elementary School
- Aislynn Timblin — Pleasant Gap Elementary School
- Nate Tranell — Mount Nittany Elementary School
- Olivia Vaughn — Mountain Top Area Elementary School
- Makenna Williams — Marion Walker Elementary School
The 18 winning posters will be made into a 2019 “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth” wall calendar that will be distributed in December to all fifth-grade students in Centre County. The calendars will also be available free of charge at our five local Weis Markets stores as well as other locations around the community.
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In addition to having their artwork appear in the calendar, the students have each won a Trex composite lumber garden bed for their school.
We were so excited to offer this opportunity to our local fifth-grade students. Congratulations to all of our winning artists!