With over 930 entries received, choosing the winners for Montgomery County’s 2011 Environmental Calendar Contest was a welcomed challenge. Students in divisions from kindergarten through twelfth grade choose one of two themes: "Think Green! Go Green! Live Green: Recycle!" or "Healthy Water, Healthy Lives!"
“Each year we are impressed by the efforts of the students,” commented County Commissioner Dan Foley. “We applaud all the young artists who chose to devote their talent, time, and energy to aide with increasing awareness of environmental issues within our community.”
Following a reception being held in their honor, the winning artists including the grand prize winner and those receiving honorable mention were recognized on Tuesday, November 16th by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners at the regularly scheduled commission meeting. Prizes donated by Vectren, Cargill, Veolia Environmental Services and others were awarded following the Commission meeting.
The 2011 calendar cover honors go to the grand prize winner. This year’s grand prize winner is sophomore Andrea Tsatalis from Centerville High School.
Other winners are: Ashton Kimbler, Wayne High School; John Tsatalis , Hadley E Watts Middle School; Brian Mobley and Lorell McElrath, Ruskin School; Jessica Burhans, Wantz Middle School; Jacob Walker, Stivers School for the Arts; Darion Harris and Caron Love, Dayton Boys Prep Academy; Kalen Ward, MCESC Learning Center East; Peter Tsatalis, Dr John Hole Elementary School; David Molgrad and Virginia Hauberg, Weller Elementary School; Cheyenne Rogers, Vandalia Butler High School; Lauren Barker, Fairmont High School, and Katelyn Muntwyler, Edwin D. Smith Elementary School.