EATON — Students from Eaton High School during their winter art classes made artwork and 3-D sculptures from materials that can be recycled. Students used such items as empty paper towel rolls, milk jugs, aluminum cans, scrap paper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and other materials to create some unique and interesting pieces of art. The students’ pieces were judged by the staff at the Preble County Solid Waste District and the winning students were given awards and gift certificates for their achievement in the artistic use of recyclable items.
The purpose of the contest was to illustrate how everyday items that are sometimes thought of as just trash can be creatively re-purposed and made into something else, often something beautiful such as artwork. The students worked very hard on their projects and took pride in their creations and the Solid Waste office would like to recognize all of their efforts.
The following Eaton High School students received awards on March 14:
First place individual award, Dylan Chelgren, second place individual award, Arica Hamilton, third place individual award, Bryce Baker. First place group award, Sarah Willis and Sasha Taxter, second place group award: Maggie Collins, Drew Combs, and Gage Marshall.
The Preble County Solid Waste District reminds all Preble County residents that recycling makes a difference in creating a cleaner environment for everyone to live, work, and play in.