Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County Fifth Grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Billboard Contest. The contest is run annually and the billboards were posted throughout the month of April in Celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme. District staff selected three winners from each county, displaying artwork on billboards within their respective counties. This year, 120 entries from 11 Ottawa County schools were submitted.
Winning designs include the following students and their school:
Amanda Clark – Oak Harbor Middle School
Kenny Kerik – Danbury Middle School
Marena Owen – Danbury Middle School
Kenny Kerik and Marena Owen
All of the winners and their schools received a replica mini billboard featuring their artwork. Students also received an eco friendly fleece sweatshirt made from recycled PET plastic (soda bottles). The District would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank all students who participated in the contest.
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The Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District was formed in March 1989 under HB 592 which required counties to form single or multi-county solid waste districts. The District has developed a solid waste plan which ensures disposal capacity for the next 15 years. The District also sponsors waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs designed to increase recycling to meet state waste reduction goals.