East School's Leuthold, Mohawk's Kindle win first-place ribbons
East Elementary School third-grader Amelia Leuthold and Mohawk fourth-grader Alayna Kindle are the winners of this year’s poster contest sponsored by the Wyandot County Recycling Center and Solid Waste Management District.
“The poster contest is open to all Wyandot County third- and fourth-grade students,” SWMD education specialist Robbie Lee said. “There are 25 third- and fourth-grade classes in Wyandot County and a winner is chosen from each classroom and if it’s really close, we choose some honorable mention.”
The theme for this year’s contest was “Litter’s a loss once you toss.” The classroom winners were treated to a pizza party Wednesday afternoon, when the county winners were announced.
“I told my sister that we had a poster contest and she has won a poster contest and she’s a good artist,” said 9-year-old Amelia, a student in Marsha Barnes’ class at Upper Sandusky’s East Elementary School. “I asked her and she gave me the idea (for the poster design) and I pictured it in my mind and I just drew it.”
Amelia’s grandmother, Donna Leuthold, said she is proud of her granddaughter.
“She’s a wonderful, hard-working girl,” Leuthold said. “She really worked hard on that poster.”
Nine-year-old Alayna, a student in Nelle Nutter’s class at Mohawk, said a cousin helped her come up with the idea for her poster.
“I was really surprised (to win),” Alayna said. “I felt very lucky.”
After finding out her daughter was the county winner, mom Christie Kindle said, “Awesome.”
“I knew she worked really hard and I’m proud of her,” Kindle said.
The winners each received a gift card. The top three posters will be on display in the respective school district’s local library.
By CHANDA NEELY