Maryland First Lady Katie O'Malley to Present "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest Awards

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Maryland First Lady Katie O'Malley to Present "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest Awards Maryland high school students to display their unique recycled art

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will host the 11th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest for Maryland high school students. Maryland First Lady, Katie O’Malley will deliver remarks and present contest winners with their awards. Sponsors include: Giant Food, Constellation Energy, the Maryland, Delaware, DC Beverage Association, the American Visionary Art Museum, the American Cleaning Institute, Maryland Recycling Network, Waste Management Inc., Call2Recycle and Sims Recycling Solutions.  Former environmental education specialist, artist and founder of "Trashion," Rita Mazzo Galindo, Dan Johannes of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and MDE Deputy Secretary Kathy Kinsey will serve as judges to determine contest winners based on creativity, use of materials and workmanship.  

 

When

Friday, November 16, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sculptures will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. and the winners will be announced at approximately 12:30 p.m.

 

Where

Montgomery Park Business Center Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

 

What

Since 2001, MDE has celebrated America Recycles Day by hosting the annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and reusable materials. Approximately 60 entries from 23 different high schools across the state will be judged. Previous contestants have created innovative and artistic sculptures using records, plastic bags, old shoes, playing cards, computer parts and more.

 

Participating High Schools:

Baltimore City

Boys' Latin School

 

Baltimore County

Catonsville High School, Mount de Sales Academy, Parkville High School, Redeemer Classical Christian School, Sparrows Point High School and Western School of Technology & Environmental Science

 

Calvert County

The Calverton School

 

Carroll County

Century High School, Liberty High School and South Carroll High School

 

Frederick County

Linganore High School, Middletown High School and Walkersville High School

 

Garrett County

Northern Garrett High School and Southern Garrett High School

 

Harford County

The Arrow Center for Education

 

Howard County

Glenelg Country School

 

Prince George's County

Charles Herbert Flowers High School, Northwestern High School and Suitland High School -Center for Performing Arts

 

Washington County

Smithsburg High School and Williamsport High School

 

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