Resolve to Recycle- A New Year's Resolution

 Jenifeer Palada-Valdez, 2nd grader at McGuffey Elementary

Each year Green Youngstown holds a calendar competition for students throughout The Youngstown City School District to take part in.  he City's public, private, and charter schools are encouraged to take part and inspire their students to create a picture based on the theme chosen by Green Youngstown.  The 2016 calendar theme was "Resolve to Recycle" and numerous students submitted their art work for judging by Green Youngstown's Keeping America Board.  The board chose 13 winners from over 400 entries (!), and it was noted that the decision was not easy to make.

Green Youngstown's Ebony Bogan with winner Civon Rowe, and Youngstown's Mayor McNally
 On  December 11, 2015 a pizza party was held to honor the winners and to present them with "hot off the press" first editions of the 2016 calendar! Each winner received copies of the calendar, a gift card to a local store, and family passes to
First Night Youngstown.
Congratulations to the winners for all the thought they placed into their artwork!

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