The winners of the 2019 Coloring and Freedom Contests have been announced. The Coalition’s Freedom Contest encouraged students to express themselves by creating a painting or drawing, writing a poem, composing or recording a song, producing a video, writing an essay, sculpting something, or completing any project based on a recycling theme.
The 4-6th grade age category winner in the Freedom Contest is Maya Casto of Ona Elementary School in Cabell County. The judges were impressed with the message and creative use of recyclable materials depicting a turtle facing man-made pollutants found in a marine environment. Casto received a $75 prize for her winning entry and her teacher, Ann Henry received a companion prize of $100.
The 7-8th grade age category winner in the Freedom Contest is Kerstyn Clendenen of the Hear Bears 4H Club in Point Pleasant in Mason County. She received of a $75 prize for the winning entry. Clendenen’s winning entry was a basket woven out of magazines and other used papers. Her 4H Club also received a companion prize of $100.
The 9-12th grade age category winner in the Freedom Contest is Kelsey Butcher who used newspaper, aluminum cans, aluminum foil and paint to fabricate an articulating snake sculpture. The $75 prize for the winning entry also includes a companion prize of $100 for Butcher’s Girl Scout Troop #38217 of Frametown in Braxton County. A photo of the winning entries can be seen on the Coalition website (WVRecycles.com) following the presentation.
The goals of the Coalition’s Youth Contest are to encourage students to use their creativity and learn about recycling. The West Virginia Recycles campaign features the theme, “It All Comes Back to You.” The slogan presents multiple messages; a recycled product or material can return to consumers as another product; recycling comes back to consumers as an improved environment; and it is everyone’s responsibility to recycle.
The younger kids participating in the Coloring Contest identified the recyclable, compostable and trash items on a coloring sheet, then cut and pasted the items next to a drawing of the appropriate compost, recycle or trash bin.
Recycling Lesson Plan 1 - Don’t Waste the Moment
Driving question- How much of the waste which is thrown away in the school cafeteria may be composted or recycled?
Recycling Lesson Plan #2 – One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
Driving question – What does waste disposal cost anyway?
Recycling Lesson Plan #3 – Waste Not Want Not
Driving question – How does a compost pile reduce waste?
RecyclingLesson Plan #4 – Reclaiming and Replacing
Driving question – What happens to garbage when it leaves the school or my house?
Recycling Investigations Lesson - include text dependent questions, provide graphical representations of data, prompt students with investigations, and may be used across the curriculum instruction. Lessons may be modified in order to be used at different grade levels.
Participants used their imagination to create an outfit from high fashion to cosplay or a science fiction theme made from recyclable or reused materials. Participants entered in one of the following categories:
18th Annual ReFashion Show
Saturday, November 23, 2020
Registration 11 AM, Show 1PM