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Student artwork celebrates the benefits of recycling

Student Winners of Statewide Recycling Poster Contest Announced

(Denver) – Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 10th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling. More than 30 schools participated. Each school selected its best artwork and submitted it to the statewide competition. Ten winners were selected from more than 200 entries. The posters were grouped into five grade categories, and a first- and second-place winner were awarded in each category.

This year’s grand-prize winner, Nathanel Cho from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch, chose to draw attention to how recycling reduces water use. Recycling reduces the need for virgin materials and therefore reduces water use in manufacturing.

There are many reasons to recycle, like saving resources, reducing pollution and creating a better planet. Collecting used bottles, cans, and newspapers and taking them to the curb or to a collection facility is just the first in a series of steps that generates a host of financial, environmental, and social returns. Some of these benefits happen locally as well as globally.

“We were gratified by the understanding these students demonstrated of the impacts of recycling to many areas of our lives,” said Megan Lane, CAFR board member.

2016 recycling poster contest winners (*grand prize):

1st Place

  • Seung Lee – Bear Creek High School, Lakewood (9th through 12th grade)
  • Nathanel Cho – STEM School and Academy, Highlands Ranch (7th through 8th grade)
  • Teagan Quinby – Hoff Elementary, Keenesburg (5th through 6th grade)
  • Aylin Vega – Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver (3rd through 4th grade)
  • Yunah Kim – Cherry Creek Academy, Englewood (kindergarten through 2nd grade)

2nd Place

  • Wyatt Suit – Mountain View High School, Loveland (9th through 12th grade)
  • Karah Hunter – Mountain Ridge Middle School, Highlands Ranch (7th through 8th grade)
  • Elizabeth Jensen – Flagstaff Academy, Longmont (5th through 6th grade)
  • Emily Jin – Eagle Crest Elementary, Longmont (3rd through 4th grade)
  • Galen Teller – Teller Elementary, Denver (kindergarten through 2nd grade)

See the winning artwork online.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016.