Luella Mansheim, a second grader at Frankford Elementary School, has won the West Virginia Recycles Youth Contest for the second and third grade category. Overall, the contest was very competitive with hundreds of entries from across the Mountain State. Second and third graders colored a worksheet, using their creativity to individualize the picture and make it their own.
Mansheim’s prize for winning the contest was a Visa gift card valued at $50 and a certificate awarded by the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia and the Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority. She spent her award money on Christmas gifts for her family.
The Recycling Coalition’s goals for the contest are to encourage students to use their creativity and learn about recycling. The West Virginia Recycles campaign features the theme, It All Comes Back To You. The slogan presents multiple messages: a recycled product or material can return to consumers as another new product; recycling comes back to consumers as an improved environment; and it is everyone’s responsibility to recycle.