Elementary Students Awarded Money for Turning Recyclables Into Art

After a very difficult judging and the biggest turnout to date, Keep Williamson Beautiful committee members and volunteers selected the winners of the annual countywide recycled project contest! Winning projects will be displayed at the 2017 Williamson County Fair from August 4th through August 12th in the Keep Williamson Beautiful booth inside the Agricultural Expo building.

Williamson County and Franklin Special elementary school students were asked to create art projects made only from reused materials that could go into their school’s recycling bins, such as recycled cardboard, mixed paper, plastic # 1 – 7, aluminum, and tin. The projects were judged on ability to be recycled and presence of the 2017 Williamson County Fair theme: “Country Pride, County Wide”.

Schools of first, second, and third place winners will receive monetary prizes to be applied to the schools’ environmental or recycling programs. Projects could be created by a team of students or by an individual student.

“This is by far the largest turnout we have ever had for the contest,” said Keep Williamson Beautiful’s executive director Jennifer Gosciniak. “We are so excited to share these projects in our Keep Williamson Beautiful booth at the Williamson County Fair!”

Winners

1st Place – “Soaring Over Cleaner States”
Created by Montserrat Spielmann, 4th-grade student
School: Lipscomb Elementary
Earned $250 for Lipscomb Elementary’s recycling program and environmental education!Soaring Over Cleaner States - Lipscomb - 1st Place

2nd Place – “Tennessee Pride”
Created by Scales Green Team, K-5th grades
Students Involved: Drew Bauchiero, Coriana Bauchiero, Kelly Kan, Elizabeth Kan, Tommy Bauchiero, Callie Bauchiero, Taylor Gunn, Macie Morrison, Emerson Gunn, McRae Morrison, Lynlee Nance, Harper Gunn, Will Nance, Evelyn Risner, and Emily Wilson
School: Scales Elementary
Earned $100 for Scales Elementary’s recycling program and environmental education!

3rd Place – “American Eagle: ReUSAble Flag”
Created by Maddox Stevenson, Daniel Wiersma, and Michael Giglione, 2nd grade students
School: Bethesda Elementary
Earned $50 for Bethesda Elementary’s recycling program and environmental education!American Eagle ReUSAble Flag - Bethesda - 3rd Place

For more information about the recycled project contest or Williamson Recycles, please visit www.williamsonrecycles.org or call 615-786-0166.

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