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June 11, 2013 > Poster winners announced

Poster winners announced

Submitted By Joe Camero

Ideas flowed on how to keep the San Francisco Bay clean from more than 2,400 student entries at this year's Oro Loma Sanitary District/Waste Management of Alameda County poster contest. Thirty-five winners were announced in an awards ceremony at the Marina Community Center in San Leandro on May 28 with nearly 300 family, friends and guests in attendance. A total of $25,400 was awarded to students and schools within the Oro Loma Sanitary District.

"We were amazed by the student participation," said Natasha Neves, Waste Management of Alameda County Recycling Coordinator. "Aside from the sheer number of entries, the students' understanding of protecting the Bay from pollution and their artistic expression of these values were impressive."

Winners in six grade groups from first to twelfth grades were selected and five Recycling Star winners were selected from Kindergarten entries.

First Place winners include: Skyla Rogers, Grades 1-2 (Mrs. Tekawa-Pon) Dayton Elementary School, San Leandro; Everett Crump, Grades 3-4 (Ms. Barker) Bay Elementary School, San Leandro; Taije Davis, Grades 5-6 (Ms. Dean) Bohannon Middle School, San Lorenzo; Mimi Pak, Grades 7-8 (Ms. Tran) Bohannon Middle School, San Lorenzo; Julio Rivera, Grades 9-10 (Ms. Rosiles) Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo;
Jorge Galvan, Grades 11-12 (Ms. Ellis) San Lorenzo High School.

Students were awarded cash prizes for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention. Five Recycling Star Awards were awarded in the Kindergarten grade group. Schools of the 35 finalists received matching cash prizes.

Visitwww.oroloma.org/poster_contest/2013/ to view all 35 finalist entries.

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