2015 State "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Competition
Hosted by Maryland Department of the Environment
On Friday, November 13, 2015, Southern High School students participated in the State "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Competition. The reception is held at the Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore and celebrates America Recycles Day (November 15th).
Miss Diamond Irvin, a senior at Southern High School, created a lion from scraps of fabric leftover from various other projects she had worked on. The project was very creative and showed off Diamond's skill at sewing as the lion was hand-stitched.
Miss Molly Browning sits with her bison "Chief" in full headdress. Molly is also a senior at Southern High School. For the outstanding work she did on this sculpture, Molly won first place in the category of People's Choice Award. She won a Samsung Tablet for her efforts.
Miss Maura McCann, a junior at Southern High School, is pictured with her sculpture titled, "See you Again." This butterfly sculpture has moving parts and is a tribute to a young man who lost his life this past year, Petie Davis. Miss McCann won second place in the category of Creativity. For her efforts she won a $100 Amazon gift Card.
Miss Browning and Miss McCann are both familiar with winning at the State level of competition. Last year they each took first and second place in Creativity and Best Use of Materials respectively. All of the students participating in the State competition received a $25 gift card for Michaels™ and a $25 gift card for Best Buy™.
“We are proud of our talented students from Garrett County and look forward to enjoying how they use materials to create recycled sculptures in next year’s event. I hope to bring excitement to Garrett County by co-hosting the next 2016 Regional Competition, stated Kimberly Madigan, Recycling Coordinator.
Students are urged to begin on the sculpture projects as early as possible. All students enrolled in Garrett County Schools’ grades 10-12 may enter the Regional Competition that will be held in early November 2016.