Contest winners’ work on billboards

Fifth-graders Grace Fleckenstein and McKayla McClanahan, of Hopewell-Loudon, and Paige Stroub, of Tiffin City Schools’ Noble Elementary, were the Seneca County winners in an annual billboard contest sponsored by Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District.

Billboards are on display this month in celebration of Earth Day.

Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter-prevention theme. District staff members selected three winners from each county. This year, 711 entries were received from 26 schools.

Each winner and his or her school received a replica mini billboard featuring their artwork. Students also received a no waste lunch kit.

For recycling information, visit www.recycleoss.org.