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Date: February 9, 2016
Contact: Caitlin Newman, Education and Outreach
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No: 2016-006

County Commissioners honor students for Kitsap Recycles Day posters

(Port Orchard, WA) – The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners honored seven local students during their regular meeting last night. The students are the winners of the fourth annual Kitsap Recycles Day poster contest in celebration of Kitsap Recycles Day, February 15. Kitsap Recycles Day is a day set aside to remind residents of the importance of recycling, reusing, and buying items made from recycled products.

This year, students across Kitsap County were asked to depict a “Kitsap Recycling Hero,” an ordinary citizen who becomes a superhero by reducing waste or recycling at school, home, work, or on-the-go.

The winning posters will be published each Friday for three consecutive Fridays beginning February 12th in the A&E section of the Kitsap Sun. Winning poster entries are also posted on the county’s online photo album here.

Christopher Piercy, the County Recycling Coordinator, commented “This year’s poster winners showed us – yet again – that Kitsap County has some wonderfully creative and environmentally-conscious youth. They did an outstanding job illustrating what it means to be a ‘recycling hero’. Truth be told, these individuals, along with everyone else that submitted a poster, are the true ‘recycling heroes’ of the future. It is very inspiring to see a passion for the environment in the next generation of world-changers.”

This year’s winners are:

  • Jaden C.- Esquire Hills Elementary, 1st grade
  • Charlotte B.- Gateway Christian Schools, Gateway Eagles, 4th grade
  • Sarah N.- Peace Lutheran School, 7th grade
  • Andrew K.- Gateway Christian Schools, Gateway Eagles, 2nd grade
  • Ron S.- West Hills STEM Academy, 8th grade
  • Peyton E.- Manchester Elementary, 2nd grade
  • Reese W.- South Colby Elementary, 4th grade

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Last Updated:  February 09, 2016