Monday, November 7, 2016

Weis Markets: 12 Centre County 5th Grade Students Win Recycling Poster Contest

The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority and Weis Markets Monday announced the twelve 5th grade students and schools who won the “How My Buddies & I Recycle” poster contest.
Congratulations to the following 5th grade students and schools:  Jillian Stoltz, Benner Elementary School; Abigail Bigger, Gray’s Woods Elementary School; Niziah Noone, Howard Elementary School; John Walters, Marion Walker Elementary School; Andrew Lebedev, Mount Nittany Elementary School; Quentin Muirhead, Mountaintop Area Elementary School; Jessica Wallace, Park Forest Elementary School; Marlee Butterworth, Pilippsburg-Osceola Middle School; Brenda St. Clair, Pleasant Gap Elementary School; Joseph Jones, Port Matilda Elementary School; Ana Heflen-Wood, Radio Park Elementary School; and Marlando Jones, Wingate Elementary School.
Back on October 3, National Anti-Bullying Day, CCRRA & Weis Markets kicked off a poster contest that was open to all 5th grade students in Centre County.  The students had to design a poster around the theme “How My Buddies & I Recycle”.  On November 1, twelve posters were selected as our winners.
“Weis Markets is pleased to honor the 5th grade students of Centre County for participating in the America Recycles Day calendar contest.  Having a year- long calendar with student inspired messaging through their art will remind us that recycling is important every day,” said Patti Olenick, Manager of Sustainability for Weis Markets.  She continues, “Weis is committed to sponsoring students in our communities and helping to educate them in being good stewards of the environment.”
All 12 winning posters will be made into a 2017 calendar that will be distributed to all 5th grade students in Centre County and will also be available at all Centre County Weis Markets stores at the end of December.
Each of the students mentioned above will receive a $25 Weis Markets gift card as well as a Buddy Bench for their school.  Each Buddy Bench is made from 10,000 recycled plastic bags.
A press conference honoring the students will be held on November 15-- America Recycles Day-- at Noon at the Weis Market located on Buckaroo Drive in Bellefonte.  Each student will receive a framed picture of their winning poster at the ceremony.
Local press is invited to attend.  Students will be available for interview and photo opportunities.
For additional information, please contact Amy Schirf at 814-238-7005, or send email to:
For more on Weis Markets' environmental efforts, visit its Sustainability webpage.

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