2013 Billboard Design Contest Winner Announced In Dalton

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dalton Middle School seventh-grader, Larissa Hernandez, is the overall winner of the 2013 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s program Target Recycling at School. 

The design chosen out of 265 entries includes the phrase, “I Recycle. Do You?” which was one of the themes of the contest.  The artwork is eye catching and very colorful with multicolored blocks of letters, and a recycling symbol.

The winning design will be displayed on two billboards in the Whitfield County area for at least one month.  This is the fourth year of the design contest open to Whitfield County middle school students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade attending either a public or private school that recycles with Target Recycling at School.

The billboard design contest had a first, second, and third place winner from each grade level.  The nine students, listed below, received a certificate of participation and a gift bag with items made from recycled materials.  The first place overall was selected from the first place design from each grade level.

Sixth grade:

  • 1st Place – Alexis Lynch, Dalton Middle School
  • 2nd Place – Nubia Loya, Eastbrook Middle School
  • 3rd Place – Jenny Jimenez, Eastbrook Middle School 

Seventh grade:

  • 1st Place and Overall Winner – Larissa Hernandez, Dalton Middle School
  • 2nd Place – Laisha Rubio, Eastbrook Middle School
  • 3rd Place – Gisselle Cisneros, Dalton Middle School 

Eighth grade:

  • 1st Place – Mackenzie McDermott, Eastbrook Middle School
  • 2nd Place – Angelina Calderon, Eastbrook Middle School
  • 3rd Place – Elena Leyssens, Dalton Middle School

America Recycles Day is a community-driven event dedicated to promoting recycling awareness, commitment, and action in the U.S. thru its partnership with Keep America Beautiful.  For more information on recycling, and to take the pledge to recycle visit www.AmericaRecyclesDay.org.   

Target Recycling at School provides recycling collection services and environmental education opportunities to schools in Whitfield County.  For more information call 706 278-5001 or visit www.dwswa.org.

 


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