15 students in Centre County are being recognized for encouraging their community to “go green.”
They submitted designs for the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Read” poster contest, which was hosted by the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority. along with Centre Daily Times and Weis Markets.
Hundreds of posters were submitted, but these are the lucky fifteen:
Ally Duncan, Gray’s Woods Elementary School
Blake Wheeler, Wingate Elementary School
Cedric Bagwell, Benner Elementary School
Emily Lovrak, Pleasant Gap Elementary School
Emma Haagen, Marion Walker Elementary Schoo
Erika Lucas, Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
Hannah Rose Craig, Our Lady of Victory
Isabel Olson, Gray’s Woods Elementary School
Jade Brown, Pleasant Gap Elementary School
Lillian Hodges, Centre Learning Community Charter School
Madison Stimer, Port Matilda Elementary School
Marinn Peters, Penns Valley Intermediate School
Poppy Rusca, Park Forest Elementary School
Sena Andrews, Mountain Top Elementary School
Taylor Brown, Marion Walker Elementary School.
They all attend 5th grade throughout the county.
They said they learned a lot during the design process.
“You can put a creative spin on recycling and whatnot. You can literally reuse a boot to make a pot. Instead of buying a pot. Wasting your money, instead of just using something that you would have to throw away anyway,” Cedric Bagwell said.
“The nature is going away because we litter and are not nice to the Earth. But if we’re nice to the Earth again then the nature will come back,” Ally Duncan said.
The 2018 calendar will be distributed to all 5th graders in Centre County in December.
And they’ll be available at Weis Markets.