Valley Point Middle School 8th grader, Madison Powell, is the overall winner of the 2016 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s program Target Recycling at School. The winning design will be displayed on two billboards in Whitfield County along Glenwood Ave. during the month of November.
Ms. Powell’s design, which was chosen out of 91 entries, includes the phrase “I want to be recycled” one of the themes of the contest. The artwork shows an aluminum beverage can dreaming about being recycled into a space ship or rocket. Materials that are recycled are used to manufacture a variety of products. Aluminum for example may be recycled into beverage cans, construction materials, or parts for new vehicles.
The billboard design contest, now in its seventh year, has a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner from each grade level which includes 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The nine winners, listed below, received a certificate of participation and a gift bag with items made from recycled materials. The first place overall, who is the winner of the billboard, was selected from the first place design from each grade level.
- 1st Place – Lily Woodring, Valley Point Middle School
- 2nd Place – Macey Cook, Valley Point Middle School
- 3rd Place – Jazmine Ayabar, Eastbrook Middle School
- 1st Place – Camy Rettew, Valley Point Middle School
- 2nd Place – Dania Cristobal, Valley Point Middle School
- 3rd Place – Melissa Trujillo, Valley Point Middle School
- 1st Place and Overall Winner – Madison Powell, Valley Point Middle School
- 2nd Place – Eliezer Vasquez, Valley Point Middle School
- 3rd Place – Elena Cabero, Eastbrook Middle School
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.
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. It’s celebrated annually on November 15. For more information on recycling, and to take the pledge to recycle visit www.AmericaRecyclesDay.org.