Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste Billboard Contest earlier this spring. The contest is run annually and the billboards are posted throughout the month of April in Celebration of Earth Day. Students are encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme. OSS district staff selects three winners from each county displaying artwork on billboards within their respective counties. Winning designs include the following students and their school:
• Ben Strnad — Danbury Middle School
• Kalee Rakosky — Danbury Middle School
• Izzy Cuevas — Genoa Middle School
All of the winners and their schools received a replica mini billboard featuring their artwork. Students also received a T-shirt with their winning entry and an eco-friendly fleece sweatshirt made form recycled soda bottles. Brad Schwan was at Danbury Schools April 19 for the Awards Assembly to make the presentations. He also took the opportunity to talk and involve the students in making their classrooms a "Green Classroom." The winning designs can be viewed on the OSS website at www.recycleoss.org or on the billboards throughout the county.