Ada — Ada Recycling Coalition sponsors an annual art contest for the Ada and surrounding area school districts for which students create 3-D works of art made from recycled or repurposed materials.
ARC held its annual Earth Day Celebration meeting April 17 at East Central University where the entries and winners of this year’s art contest were displayed and awarded.
There were six entries with five coming from Byng schools and one from Ada High School. The entries were judged separately for high school students and junior high students. The awards for first, second, and third place went to the following:
• First place, High School- David Lawrence, 11th grade, Byng High School
• Second place, High School- Samantha Perry, 10th grade, Byng High School
• Third place, High School- Katie Cowger, ninth grade, Byng High School.
• First place, Junior High- Kaylee Martin, seventh grade, Byng Junior High.
The participation for this event is growing year by year, thanks to teachers and parents encouraging their children to participate and learn more about recycling and its benefits. The art students from Byng School carried a bag with them for an entire week, collecting items they would otherwise throw away, and in turn used those items to create their works of art.
Any student in the Ada or surrounding area can participate in next year’s contest. For more information, call Ada Recycling Coalition at 580-436-8100 or visit the website at adarecyclingcoalition.blogspot.com.