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America Recycles Poster Contest winners announced

Recycle Poster winners

America Recycles Day Poster Winners: front row Theodore Lewis, Avery Polley and Paige Manship; middle row Carlee Smith, Jacob Beaderstadt, Jaden Schwartz, Reid Ceaser and Vayda Hala; and back row Emma Brown, Baileigh Sheets, Abby Cobb and Veronica Ramirez. Missing from the photo was Brooklyn Smith.

MARSHALLTOWN – Thirteen Marshall County students received honors for creating winning poster designs during an America Recycles Day celebration held on Nov. 15 at Iowa Valley Continuing Education. Veronica Ramirez, a sixth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School, was chosen the grand prize winner of $100 from the Marshall County Landfill. Veronica’s poster was selected from more than 800 poster entries as the cover of the 2018 calendar.

This was the 14th 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 remind everyone to protect the environment by reducing solid waste through recycling.

Winners of this year’s Calendar Poster Contest are: Theodore Lewis, kindergarten, Woodbury; Avery Polley, first grade, Fisher; Brooklyn Smith, first grade, Woodbury; Paige Manship, second grade, Fisher; Carlee Smith, second grade, GMG; Jacob Beaderstadt, third grade, GMG; Jaden Schwartz, third grade, Fisher; Reid Ceaser, fourth grade, GMG; Vayda Hala, fourth grade, Fisher; Emma Brown, fifth grade, GMG; Baileigh Sheets, fifth grade, GMG; Abby Cobb, sixth grade, GMG; and Veronica Ramirez, sixth grade, Lenihan Intermediate.

Don Ballalatak, 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 2018 contest. Teachers were thanked 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.

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