Fourteen students from Marion County received awards for their artwork in the Student Recycle Art Calendar Contest. Awardees were honored at the Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and were chosen from student submissions received from throughout Marion County.
In an effort to promote waste reduction and resource conservation in local schools, Marion County Public Works - Environmental Services and Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association partner to create the annual Student Recycle Art Calendar contest.
The committee selected the winners based not only on their artistic ability, but also on the content of their message. Fourteen students in several grade categories were awarded a gift card, certificate, and art set. The 2020 art calendar award winners are:
- Ashley Vargas Galeno, Washington Elementary School (Salem-Keizer)
- McKenna Morales, Waldo Middle School
- Makayla Meleason, Sprague High School
- Arvin Singh, Abiqua Academy
- Bradlee Mounts, Wright Elementary School
- Dani Colby, Abiqua Academy
- Dharaa Mungra, Abiqua Academy
- Jax Marshall, Aumsville Elementary School
- Helena Navarro, Hallman Elementary School
- James Dolan, Abiqua Academy
- Isabel Blackburn, Abiqua Academy
- Sandra Montanez, Woodburn High School
- Chloe Elmore, Sprague High School
- Kate Swenson, Sprague High School
This year we also recognize Sprague High School's art teacher, Connie Toland. Kate Swenson, one of Ms. Toland's students, was chosen as the grand prize winner. We realize that teachers play a critical role in making this contest a big success and we recognize their hard work.
Calendars are free and available by visiting Marion County Public Works at 5155 Silverton Road NE, Salem, Oregon or by calling Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association at 503-390-4000.