Northwest NEWS

April 24, 2000

Home & Garden

IHS student wins recycling poster contest

   Eloise Leigh of Bothell's Inglemoor High School was the first-place winner of King County's contest for the best poster design for raising awareness about recycling. The winning design will be reproduced and distributed in King County schools this fall.

   Students from the county's high schools and middle schools were invited to submit poster designs that would encourage recycling and the proper use of recycling bins and illustrate the connection between personal actions and the health of the environment.

   Leigh's poster portrays a spinning boomerang that is transformed into the recycling symbol, with the slogan: "A good choice made today will come back better tomorrow."

   An awards ceremony was held April 22, during the Earth Day celebration, at the Student Green Space in the Northwest Rooms of Seattle Center, where all entries will be displayed.

   Winners will receive prizes, including passes to movies, Gameworks, the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Flight, Pearl Jam, and Seahawks merchandise and CDs.

   The contest, sponsored by King County Solid Waste Division for the second year, provides students with a hands-on opportunity to increase their school's recycling efforts. For more information, contact Greg Shiring at 206-296-4432. The King County Solid Waste Division is located on the Web at http://dnr.metrokc.gov/swd/.