Young students turn ‘Trash to Art’

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Young students made treasures from their trash for RethinkWaste’s eighth annual annual contest.

The “Trash to Art” contest, open to local students in grades 3-5, promotes creating art using materials that are otherwise disposed of or recycled. To be eligible, the artwork must have been made from 90 percent disposable items.

According to RethinkWaste, students submitted pieces ranging from intricate models and detailed dioramas to fully functional, interactive displays this year.

The winners of this contest were announced by the RethinkWaste Staff and the Board of Directors virtually on May 29.

The winning students will also receive a gift card to their destination of choice and special recognition at City Council meetings in their respective cities of residence.

The finalists are listed below.

First Place
Gabriel P. (3rd grade)
Laurel School, Menlo Park
“Alligator Golf Hazard”

*Photo of artwork above (courtesy of ReThinkWaste)

Second Place
Megan N. (4th grade)
Laurel School, Menlo Park
“Save the Turtles”

Photo credit; ReThinkWaste

Third Place
Nathan T. (4th grade)
Nesbit Elementary, Belmont
“Recycle Air”

Photo credit; ReThinkWaste

Honorable Mention
Henrique C. (3rd grade)
Laurel School, Menlo Park
“The Respiratory System”

Photo credit; ReThinkWaste