The City of Manassas has selected this year’s Earth Day poster contest winners.
According to a release, each year students from Manassas City Public Schools grades 1 to 6 participate in the contest. This year more than 400 students participated.
The contest “is aimed at improving understanding of environmental issues and encouraging children in helping to keep Manassas beautiful,” stated a release.
The winners received gift cards, gardening kits, and the chance to have their work displayed in classrooms.
“Art offers students a unique way to interact with the environment. Empowering students to use their creativity may improve their understanding about environmental issues and spreads the word to their friends, family and our community,” stated City of Manassas Refuse and Recycling Coordinator Monica Boehringer in a release.
This year’s winners:
Gold Award – Stephanie Juliano – Age 12 – Mayfield Intermediate School
Silver Award – Angel Moreno Cedillo – Age 11 – Mayfield Intermediate School
Bronze Award – Isabelle Calvillo – Age 8 – Weems Elementary School
Posters are available online at: www.manassascity.org/trash
“12,000 schools, colleges, universities and communities first celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 1970, across the United States. Today, more than one billion people observe Earth Day in 192 countries around the world,” stated a release.