Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Centre County, Weis Markets, Trex Company Honor 5th Grade Student Poster Contest Winners On America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, Weis Markets and Trex Company, Inc. Wednesday announced the winners of the “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth” student poster contest.  
In September, the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, along with partners Weis Markets and Trex Company, Inc. kicked off a poster contest open to all 5th grade students in Centre County.  
The students were asked to design a poster around the theme “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth.”  Hundreds of entries were received, and on October 15 eighteen posters, created by 20 artists were selected as the winners.
Congratulations to the following students for their winning posters--
-- Julia Bigger; Gray’s Woods Elementary School
-- Kaden Clark; Port Matilda Elementary School
-- Keira Clarkson; Benner Elementary School
-- Cailin Dorefice; Park Forest Elementary School
-- Nora Eppley; Howard Elementary School
-- Emily Frank; Penns Valley Intermediate School
-- Kaycie Hughes; Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
-- Olivia Jackson; Corl Street Elementary School
-- Adison Jarrett; Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
-- Alabama Jukes; Wingate Elementary School
-- Ashley Kim; Radio Park Elementary School
-- Xinran (Maggie) Li; Easterly Parkway Elementary School
-- Nash McMonagle; Centre Learning Community Charter School
-- Paige Moriarta; Houserville Elementary School
-- Jazlyn Myers; Houserville Elementary School
-- Ali Schirf; Gray’s Woods Elementary School
-- Aislynn Timblin; Pleasant Gap Elementary School
-- Nate Tranell; Mount Nittany Elementary School
-- Olivia Vaughn; Mountain Top Area Elementary School
-- Makenna Williams; Marion Walker Elementary School
2019 Calendar
The 18 winning posters will be made into a 2019 “Healthy Kids, Healthy Earth” wall calendar that will be distributed to all 5th grade students in Centre County this December.  The calendars will also be available free of charge at our five local Weis Markets stores and around the community.
Each student will receive a $25.00 Weis Market gift card, a framed picture of their winning poster and a copy of the 2019 calendar at the ceremony.
Awards Ceremony
An Awards Ceremony honoring the students will be held November 15, America Recycles Day, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Weis Market store located on Buckaroo Lane in Bellefonte.  
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 information on programs, initiatives, waste recycling and safe disposal options and upcoming events, visit the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority website.
(Photo: Winning poster by Ali Schirf, Gray’s Woods Elementary School.)
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