Contest winners revealed

Mallory Beamer of Seneca East, Mitchel Nielson of Calvert Catholic Schools and Alex Varela of Bridges Community Academy were winners in this year’s billboard contest for fifth-graders sponsored by Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District.

Billboards have been posted throughout April in celebration of Earth Day.

Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme. District staff selected three winners from each county and displayed artwork on billboards within the respective counties.

Each winner and the school received a replica mini-billboard featuring the artwork. Students also received an eco-friendly fleece sweatshirt made from recycled plastic soda bottles.

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