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20 young artists created winning recycling posters. You can see them in a 2019 calendar

Cailin Dorefice, a fifth-grader at Park Forest Elementary School, was among those who created winning posters for Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority’s “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth” poster contest.
Cailin Dorefice, a fifth-grader at Park Forest Elementary School, was among those who created winning posters for Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority’s “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth” poster contest. Photo provided

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.

In addition to having their artwork appear in the calendar, the students have each won a Trex composite lumber garden bed for their school.

Over the next month, all 18 winning posters will be highlighted on the CCRRA’s Facebook and Twitter pages and an article will appear in an upcoming copy of the Centre County Recycles newsletter.

We were so excited to offer this opportunity to our local fifth-grade students. Congratulations to all of our winning artists!

Amy Schirf is education coordinator for the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority. Contact her at aschirf@centrecountyrecycles.org.
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