Eastbrook Middle School 7th grader, Reina Paniagua, is the overall winner of the 2014 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 162 entries includes the phrase “I want to be recycled” which was one of the themes of the contest. The artwork is eye catching and very colorful with a group of recyclable materials shouting out their desire to be recycled in a blue speech bubble.
The winning design will be displayed on two billboards in the Whitfield County area for at least one month. This is the fifth year of the design contest open to Whitfield County middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade attending either a public or private school that recycles with Target Recycling at School.
The billboard design contest had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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.
- 1st Place – Angela Torres, Eastbrook Middle School
- 2nd Place – Yanira Guzman, Dalton Middle School
- 3rd Place – Leonardo Fraire, Dalton Middle School
- 1st Place and Overall Winner – Reina Paniagua, Eastbrook Middle School
- 2nd Place – Graviela Zamora, Eastbrook Middle School
- 3rd Place – Citlally Garcia, Eastbrook Middle School
- 1st Place – Luis DeLeon, Eastbrook Middle School
- 2nd Place – Moises Gaspar, Eastbrook Middle School
- 3rd Place – Alondra Martinez, 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.