Students and families from schools around Montgomery County will participate in the 2013 Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District to recognize participants in the annual Recycle Rally, Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Poetry Contest, and Recycled Sculpture Contest. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 18 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Awards will be presented for the following competitions:
• The 13th annual Recycle Rally recognizes Montgomery County schools for their recycling efforts. Twenty-six schools competed this year, recycling a total of 381,387 lbs. (190.7 tons) of materials. Participating schools will earn prizes and buybacks worth $16,000. First through third place winners will be announced for each school division of Elementary (K-6), Combined Elementary (K-8), Middle School, and High School.
• The 13th annual Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Poetry Contest encourages Montgomery County students to express an environmental theme, such as litter prevention or protecting drinking water. This year, students from 29 schools submitted more than 250 poems. The poetry contest winners will be announced for grades 2-12.
• The 21st annual Recycled Sculpture Contest challenges Montgomery County students to create artwork out of recycled materials. This year, 20 schools and more than 1,300 students in grades K-12 participated in the contest. More than 120 sculptures won in individual school competitions, and were then submitted to compete in the county competition. Prizes will be awarded in Individual and Team divisions based on grade levels. All sculptures from the county competition will be on display during the awards reception.
For more information, please contact the Montgomery County Solid Waste District at (937) 225-4999.
About Montgomery County Environmental Services
Montgomery County Environmental Services provides solid waste, recycling, drinking water, and water reclamation services to the citizens of Montgomery County. The department also offers educational outreach to local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region.