Eight students out of 863 entries from area Mahoning County public, private and parochial schools won the Recycling Division of Mahoning County Green Team's 2014 poster contest. Each poster described a recycling or anti-litter theme.
All of the first-place posters were made into placemats to be used at area restaurants and non-profit organizations' special meals.
On May 28, the students' winning achievements were rewarded by the Mahoning County commissioners at the county courthouse building.
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Winners of this years Green Team poster contest were, in front, Dominic Navarro and Andrew Richards. In middle row are Cailin Fowler, Peg Flynn, Green Team educator Bailey Snyder, Jordan Ramun, Anson Hankey, and Shanice St. Thomas. In back row are Mahoning County commissioners David Ditzler, Anthony Traficanti, Carol Rimedio-Righetti and Green Team director Lou Vega. Missing was Chance Cooper.
Dominion gave each winner a Walmart giftcard, while the Green Team rewarded the winning students with certificates.
The winning students and their schools are: Dominic Navarro, Western Reserve Elementary School; Andrew Richards, West Boulevard Elementary School; Chance Cooper, West Boulevard Elementary School; Cailin Fowler, Stadium Drive Elementary School; Jordan Ramun, Lowellville K-12 School; Shanice St. Thomas, St. Nicholas School; Anson Hankey, St. Christine School; and Bailey Snyder, West Branch Middle School.
The following are some of the restaurants who will be using the winning placemats at their locations: American Legion Post 737, Belleria Canfield, Carchedi's, Denny's in Boardman and Austintown, Dino's, Ellsworth VFW, Poland Friendly's, Operating Engineers Hall, Perkins in Canfield and Damascus, Saxon Club, Sebring VFW, and Yankee Kitchen.