Pasco art students competed to create the best art from recycled trash.
PASCO COUNTY -The dust has settled. The winners of the 2016 Art of Recycling contesthave been announced.
The winners were presented their certificates and prize money throughout the week at their schools. Prizes were awarded in 15 categories each carrying a$100 cash prize. First, second and third place overall received $500, $300 and $200 respectively. One big prize is still to be awarded-thelucky winner of an Art of Recycling $1,000 college scholarship.
The art was judged on many themes, such as Best Use of Aluminum, Best Use of Plastic, Most Innovative, and Best Environmental Concept.
“It’s wonderful to see so much creativity among our youth,” said Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore, who handed out awards to winners at Ridgewood High School on Friday.“What these students do with everyday recyclable material is unbelievable and how they make it into art is really something to be celebrated.”
The full exhibition ison display through Feb. 26 at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731Citizens Drive. After that, the 15 winning pieces will move to the Pasco County District School Board for display through April 1.
This is the full list of this year’s Art of Recycling winners:
Kylie Rice, Ridgewood High School, 1st Place $500
Kellie Hanmore, Anclote High School, 2nd Place $300
Julia St. Amant, River Ridge HS, 3rd Place $200 and the People’s Choice $100
Amber Coykendall, Ridgewood HS, Commissioner’s award $100
Jordan Bunker, JW Mitchell HS, Best Artistic Expression $100
Genesis Erickson, Bishop McLaughlin, Best Use of Printed Material,$100
Abigail Garcia, Bishop McLaughlin, Most Innovative $100
Brandon Lopez, Fivay HS, AOR committee award $100 (Brandon also won a prize in 2015)
Yuhao Sun, Genesis Prep, Best Use of Aluminum $100
Kiersten Houck, Genesis Prep. Best Use of Materials $100
Al Maddox, Sunlake High School, Best Use of Plastic $100
Nicole Chacon, Sunlake High School, Pasco Arts Council Merit $100
Kendalynn Hill, Sunlake High School, Best Environmental Concept $100
This event is a cooperative project of the District School Board of Pasco County, Pasco CountyRecycling and Education, Keep Pasco Beautiful and the Pasco Arts Council.The Pasco Art of Recycling contest and exhibit was implemented to help increase awareness of the Arts and to encourage the practice of recycling.