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.

 



Thompson Engineering Sponsors Special E-Week Screening Of Dream Big 3D At The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Thompson Engineering celebrated Engineers Week by hosting a field trip that allowed more than 130 Chattanooga area students to see Dream Big 3D, a film that celebrates engineers and their work around the world. Engineers Week is a oneweek event to celebrate a year-long commitment to increase awareness about how engineers make a difference in our world and to inspire students to ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Seniors Are National Merit Finalists

Seven seniors in Hamilton County Schools are recognized among the nation’s elite high school seniors as they were named Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Only 15,000 high school seniors nationwide earn this distinguished honor each year.  Hamilton County seniors honored are Zoe Zimmerman, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences; Annika Lee, ... (click for more)

Navy Veteran From Hixson Who Was Attacked By Fellow Inmate At McMinn County Jail Dies

A Hixson man who went on life support after a vicious attack by a fellow inmate at the McMinn County Jail in Athens, Tn., has died. Family friends said 48-year-old Tim Cook, a Navy veteran, died Saturday after he was kicked repeatedly in the head a week earlier. He had been arrested in Athens on a driving while intoxicated charge. Sheriff Joe Guy told the Athens Post ... (click for more)

Report Of Shots Fired At Hamilton Place Mall Sends Crowd Scrambling; No Victims Found

A report of shots fired at Hamilton Place Mall shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday sent customers at the mall racing out in a panic. Police later said no shooting victims had been found. A call to 911 at 6:07 p.m. said there was an "active shooter." There was a call for EMS to the mall, then another call at 6:10 p.m. of an "active shooter." Those in the vicinity of the mall said ... (click for more)

The Logic of Hysteria: A Hometown Look from A Thousand Miles Away

There was a shooting recently in my hometown, in the parking lot of the mall. It made the national news and I was reading the user comments on the story. Someone was giving their experience about how they heard some rounds fired near the Sears. The next comment was, “They still have a Sears?”   So what the heck happened? The police say there was never an active shooter, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why CNN Is Gonna Croak

I believe CNN (Cable News Network) has become one of the most disappointing news sources America has ever known in the last five years. The bastions of sound journalism no longer exist as the once-great organization has gone the way of liberal loathing. Its new basis-of-fact cannot be trusted and the overwhelming bias against conservatives in our nation is as morbid as it is frightening. ... (click for more)