Tuesday, February 20, 2018

13 Pasco Students Awarded for Going Green

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 20, 2018) – Pasco County Schools’ Recycling Operations Department and Pasco County Recycling and Education have named 13 Art of Recycling contest winners.

            Grace Carter, Sunlake High School, won first place overall with “In the Eyes of the Turtle;” Anna Scarfone, Ridgewood High School, won second place overall with “Bee Green, Bee Pollution Free;” and Holly Denette, Ridgewood High School, won third place overall with “Bleached Life.”

            The following Pasco Schools students won the special categories awards:

  • Meagan Reiss, Sunlake, Best Use of Materials for “Rainbow Fish;”
  • Wesley Womack, Sunlake, Best Use of Plastic for “Waves of Plastic;”
  • Sarah Wasley, J.W. Mitchell, Best Artist Expression for “Afghan Girl – Steve McCurry;”
  • Alexys Armentrout, Wiregrass Ranch, won Best Use of Aluminum for “We Can Save Our Birds;”
  • Brittany Stumpf, Gulf High, Best Environmental Concept for “Turtle Trouble;”
  • Felicitee Bly, Wiregrass Ranch, Most Innovative for “Worlds;”
  • Kiersten Houck, Genesis Prep, Covanta Award for “Recycling Is a Piece of Cake;”
  • Faith Graves, Ridgewood High, AOR Award for “Light the Way;” and
  • Hannah Farrell, J.W. Mitchell, People’s Choice Award for “Sisters in Solidarity.”

Pasco County Schools and Pasco County Recycling and Education founded the Art of Recycling contest in 1996 to promote environmental awareness, recycling, and an appreciation of the arts. Pasco County high school students submit their artwork, and it is judged during the first week of February. In addition to the categorical awards, community sponsors donate cash awards, which range from $100 to $500.

All of the artwork is on display at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey, through Feb. 23. The 13 winning pieces then will be displayed inside the lobbies of buildings three and four at the Pasco County Schools District Office Complex, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. in Land O’ Lakes, throughout March.