“I Recycle. Do You?” Artwork Wins Spot On Two Billboards

 Dalton Middle School 7th grader, Joel Paez, is the overall winner of the 2011 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s program Target Recycling.  

Dalton Middle School 7th grader, Joel Paez, is the overall winner of the 2011 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s program Target Recycling.  

Winner of the 2011 America Recycles Day Billboard Contest Announced

DALTON, GA – Dalton Middle School 7th grader, Joel Paez, is the overall winner of the 2011 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s program Target Recycling.  The contest was open to Whitfield County middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  The artwork, chosen from 105 entries, includes the phrase, “I Recycle. Do You?” in green letters and shows a young boy picking up an item to recycle.  The design will be displayed for on two billboards in the Whitfield County area for at least one month.

Besides the overall winner, the contest also had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner from each grade level.  The nine students, listed below, received an America Recycles Day t-shirt that says “I recycle”, items made from recycled products, and a certificate of participation.  (Their entries are shown at the end of this post.)

Liz Swafford, Recycling and Education Program Coordinator at the DWSWA said, “This is the second year for this contest and we were very pleased with the quality of the entries.  Students did a great job in designing a billboard with one of three recycling themes.  America Recycles Day is on November 15 every year so we look forward to hosting this contest again next fall for local middle schoolers.”  To learn how you can recycle too, visitwww.DWSWA.org or call 706-278-5001.