Winners in the Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. 27th annual "Leave The Scene Clean" Calendar Art Contest have been announced.
"The contest drew thousands of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County,"?organizers said.
Each calendar month contains a different student work of art.
The back cover will feature an environmental message by North Fort Myers High School student Gabriela Castellanos, the 2017 cover winner.
The twelve First Place Winners and their schools are:
Grade 1 Suzanne Greco Oasis Charter Elementary
KLCB is a private non-profit organization dedicated to educational litter prevention programs and responsible solid waste management. Proceeds from the sale of the environmental calendars benefit KLCB programs and participating schools. For more information about this and other KLCB educational programs call 334-3488.
Grade 2 Alissa Figueiredo St. Francis Xavier
Grade 3 Yasmin Calmo Spring Creek Elementary
Grade 4 Challen Lowe Oasis Charter Elementary
Grade 5 Ryann Kearney Pelican Elementary
Grade 6 Gracie Goll Three Oaks Middle
Grade 7 Abby Vick NFM Academy for the Arts
Grade 8 Sedona Scott Oasis Middle
Grade 9 Lauren McKirahan Island Coast High School
Grade 10 Stephanie Dickey Fort Myers High School
Grade 11 Tricia Shamburger Cypress Lake High School
Grade 12 Zailyk Diaz Island Coast High School
The 12 First Place selections, one from each grade 1 through 12, in addition to the cover winner, are featured in KLCB's full color 2017 "Leave The Scene Clean" Calendar. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as well as environmental theme, such as litter prevention, recycling, community cleanup and protecting the environment.
These popular full color calendars can be had for a $3 donation each and are available through select Goodwill stores and participating Lee County Schools, who retain all proceeds collected with the funds being used to pay for environmental projects at the participating school.
In addition, The Honorable Mentions named. Those winners and their schools are:
Grade 1Gabriella Rivera-Batista Harns Marsh Elementary
Leah Chung St. Francis Xavier
Mattie Pusateri Bayshore Elementary
Grade 2Lourdes Lucero Bayshore Elementary
Ryan Chouinard Pelican Elementary
Ahniya Alicea Allen Park Elementary
Grade 3Erick Mendoza River Hall Elementary
Isabel Pate Oasis Charter Elementary
Addison Pooler Allen Park Elementary
Grade 4Katy Jones Oasis Charter Elementary
Katie Blackwell Pelican Elementary
Meem Ahmed Harns Marsh Elementary
Grade 5Sierra Hajek St. Francis Xavier
Jaden McDonald Spring Creek Elementary
Denilson Francisco Spring Creek Elementary
Grade 6April Deutsch Gulf Middle School
Ariana Lehman Oasis Middle School
Hailey Mason The Alva School
Grade 7Elaine Bulawan St. Francis Xavier
Natalia Onofrio St. Francis Xavier
Madeline Ritter Challenger Middle School
Grade 8Amanda Menendez NFM?Academy for the Arts
Caroline Drakes Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle
Serena Maerten Oasis Middle School
Grade 9Brianna Johnson Cypress Lake High School
Solanch Dupeyron Cape Coral High School
Alexandria Puente Cape Coral High School
Grade 10Amanda Oleksa Fort Myers High School
James Bergin Cape Coral High School
Leanie Fry Cypress Lake High School
Grade 11Aracelly Peralta Cypress Lake High School
Nolan Nowak Cypress Lake High School
Franca Daenzer Cape Coral High School
Grade 12Josee Cherubin North Fort Myers High School
Chloe Maddux Oasis High School
Davina Angstenberger Lehigh Senior High School
KLCB will host an awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Theatre this fall with a reception and the awards ceremony. The artwork will be exhibited, the calendar will be released, and the winners will receive their awards at the event, which will be free and open to the public. The cover winner and senior winner will each be presented with a $500 cash scholarship courtesy of Covanta Energy.
The calendar project is made possible through corporate sponsorships. Sponsors for the 2017 calendar include Mosaic, Covanta Energy, Miromar Outlets, Advanced Disposal, LCEC, Re-Community, Lee County Solid Waste Division, A&D Shredding, Sunshine Recycling, Goodwill Industries, Waste Pro and Waste Management. KLCB is still looking for a sponsor. Call Trish at 239-334-3488 for more details on how to become a sponsor.