America Recycles Day Poster Winners: front row Brooke Thomas, Dixie Boucher, Nelly Villarreal, Carlee Smith and Alaney Sienknecht; middle row Adelyn Sienknecht, Avery Duden, Victoria Corona Guevara, Boudica Fitzsimmons and Sienna Edler; and back row Marriah Stonewall, Jenna Humphrey and Lesli Waltermire.
MARSHALLTOWN – Thirteen Marshall County students received honors for creating winning poster designs during an America Recycles Day celebration held on Nov. 16 at Iowa Valley Continuing Education. Jenna Humphrey, a sixth grader at Green Mountain-Garwin Elementary, was chosen the grand prize winner of $100 from the Marshall County Landfill. Jenna’s poster was selected from more than 300 poster entries as the cover of the 2017 calendar.
This was the 13th 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: Alaney Sienknecht, kindergarten, GMG; Carlee Smith, first grade, GMG; Nelly Villarreal, first grade, GMG; Dixie Boucher, second grade, GMG; Brooke Thomas, second grade, GMG; Sienna Edler, third grade, West Marshall; Boudica Fitzsimmons, third grade, GMG; Victoria Corona Guevara, fourth grade, Woodbury; Avery Duden, fourth grade, GMG; Adelyn Sienknecht, fifth grade, GMG; Lesli Waltermire, fifth grade, GMG; Jenna Humphrey, sixth grade, GMG; and Marriah Stonewall, sixth grade, GMG.
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 2016 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.