City awards announces winners of poster contest

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The city of Salisbury has announced the winners of its “Think Green! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” poster art contest, which drew more than 100 entries from Salisbury-Rowan students in grades K-12.
The contest was held in conjunction with the city’s Recycling Awareness Marketing Plan to promote community awareness for recycling and green initiatives.
Students from 10 area schools participated.
Contest winners have been notified and will be recognized by Salisbury City Council at its April 21 meeting.
Each winner will be presented with a framed certificate and receive a prize pack for his or her winning entry.
Here are the winners and their schools:
– Kindergarten-second grade ó first place, Gracie Morgan, Mount Ulla Elementary; second place, Steven Shuping, Bostian Elementary; and third place, Bryson Bebber, Bostian Elementary.
-Third-fifth grade ó first place, Jordan Honeycutt, Mount Ulla Elementary; second place, Josh Wright, Mount Ulla Elementary; and third place, Zachary Honeycutt, Mount Ulla Elementary.
– Sixth-eighth grade ó first place, Joshua Lasker, Knox Middle School; second place, Jordan Oglesby, Knox Middle School; and third place, Tameyia Nock, North Rowan Middle School.
– Ninth-12th grade ó first place, Autumn Baker, West Rowan High School; second place, Patrick Michael, North Hills Christian School; and third place, Drew Fortune, West Rowan High School.
Artists incorporated the contest theme, “Think Green! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” into entries designed with crayons, markers and paint.
Some entries incorporated photographs, paper maché and actual recyclable materials.
All submitted posters will air on the government channel, Time Warner Cable Access 16, during the months of June, July and August.
“On behalf of the Salisbury City Council,” Mayor Susan Kluttz said, “I would like to thank the many creative and talented artists who submitted contest entries. Your imaginative designs will air on Access 16 and assist in creating awareness for recycling and the green initiative.
“As good stewards of the earth, we can all do our part to preserve our natural resources and ensure a sustainable environment for future generations.
Poster entries also will appear at various locations throughout the city during the coming year ,and winning entries will be incorporated into city marketing materials for further recycling and green initiatives.
To participate in the city’s recycling program, citizens are asked to recycle with their blue recycling bin on the same day as their normal trash/garbage pick-up day.
The city recycles glass (only clear and green), newspaper, glossy inserts and magazines, junk mail, telephone directories and mixed paper.
Citizens also can recycle plastic soft drink bottles and milk jugs with the #1 or #2 on the bottom, as well as aluminum and steel cans.
Labels need not be removed from items, however, citizens are asked to remove lids and rinse glass, plastic and cans before placing into recycling bins.
Flattened cardboard and cereal boxes also are acceptable recyclables. All items must be placed inside of the blue bin. Participants are asked to place recycling bins at curbside prior to 7 a.m.
Recycling bins are available at City Hall, 217 S. Main Street, second floor; the City Office Building, 132 N. Main Street, first floor; and the Public Services Administration Building, 519 N. Fulton Street.
For more information regarding the city’ recycling program or to obtain a bin, please contact Lynn Hillard or Brian Moore at 704-638-5256.