Thirteen Marshall County students received honors for creating winning poster designs during an America Recycles Day celebration held on Nov. 14 at Iowa Valley Continuing Education.
Grace Schewe, a sixth grader at Green Mountain-Garwin Elementary, was chosen the grand prize winner of a $100 from the Marshall County Landfill. Schewe's poster was selected from 315 poster entries as the cover of the 2014 calendar.
This was the tenth year that a contest has been held for students in grades K-6 in the Marshall County Landfill service area to enter a recycling theme poster. The winning posters are then printed on calendars that help remind everyone to protect the environment by reducing solid waste through recycling.
Pictured are the America Recycles Day Poster Winners. Shown, from right, front row: Elle Carlson, Abby Cobb, Veronica Ramirez, Baylee Butler; middle row: Parker Reese, Mirabell Steil, Abigail Struthers, Joaquin Fitzsimmons; back row: Autumn Peterson, Angel Schewe, Adam Cox, Grace Schewe, Talia Trumbo.
Winners of the 2013 Calendar Poster Contest are: Elle Carlson, first grade, West Marshall Elementary; Abby Cobb, second grade, GMG; Veronica Ramirez, second grade, Woodbury; Baylee Butler, fourth grade, West Marshall; Parker Reese, fourth grade, West Marshall; Mirabell Steil, fourth grade, West Marshall; Abigail Struthers, fourth grade, West Marshall; Joaquin Fitzsimmons, fifth grade; GMG; Autumn Peterson, fifth grade, GMG; Angel Schewe, fifth grade, GMG; Adam Cox, sixth grade, GMG; Grace Schewe, sixth grade, GMG; and Talia Trumbo, sixth grade, GMG.
Joe Robertson, Marshall County Landfill manager thanked the students for their hard work on the designs and presented each winner with a certificate, a cash award, an America Recycles Day T-shirt and a packet of calendars for family members, classmates and teachers.
Pam Blake, director Recycling and Solid Waste Education at IVCE, and Carol Vert, Marshall County Landfill Office Manager, organized the contest and distributed information on the 2013 contest. Blake thanked the teachers for supporting the contest and including recycling education in the classroom.
For more information about the poster/calendar contest, families and teachers can contact the Marshall County Landfill at 641-752-0646 or Blake at IVCE, 641-844-5617 or 1-800-284-4823. Blake also is available to present recycling information in the classroom and community.