"Recycle Right!" Activity Book Contest

You may know that it’s important to recycle, but do you really know how to recycle?

That’s the question that was asked of local students in the “Recycle Right!” Activity Book Contest conducted by the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) from February through April.  The program was open to all local K-12 students (public, private and home school), and invited participants to learn more about the recycling process, then use their knowledge – and their creativity – to help educate our community about the importance of recycling the right materials in the right way.

THANK YOU to the teachers, families and students that participated in this program! We value the time spent learning and creating as well as your support of recycling. 378 entries were received. Winners were announced on Friday, April 27, 2018; download a copy of the press release.

Two students in each grade-level category earned Honor Awards for the quality of their work:

  • Grades K-2:
    • Brenna Davies (second grade, Centerville Elementary School)
    • Rowan Wood (first grade, Ballenger Creek Elementary School). 
  • Grades 3-5:
    • Felicia Assurian (fourth grade, St. John Regional Catholic School)
    • Marie Smith (fifth grade, St. John Regional Catholic School).
  • Grades 6-8:
    • Amelia Melin (sixth grade, Middletown Middle School)
    • Griffin Sheridan (sixth grade, Middletown Middle School).
  • Grades 9-12:
    • Ananth Nair (ninth grade, Middletown High School)
    • Amelia Shaw (tenth grade, Urbana High School).

Email questions to ACreamer@FrederickCountyMD.gov, or, call 301-600-7405.

Rowan Wood
Brenna Davies
Amelia Melin
Marie Smith
Felicia Assurian
Griffin Sheridan
Toro Sharkey
Ananth Nair
Amelia Shaw