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NEWS RELEASE – February 23, 2006
NOVA SCOTIA RECYCLES CONTEST WINNERS TO BE HONOURED
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – On Thursday, February 23rd , RRFB Nova Scotia, along with the Halifax Regional Municipality, will honour local winners in the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest. A celebration dinner will be held at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The following winners and runners-up will be honoured at the event:
Region 4 Halifax Regional Municipality
Primary - One
Lakefront Consolidated, Tangier
Teacher: Ms. Delory (Grade P/1)
Tallahassee Elementary, EP
Teacher: Mrs. Madonna Young (Grade 1)
Two - Three
Home School, Dartmouth
Student: Lindsay Laidlaw
Smokey Dr. Elem. School, Lower Sackville
Student: Alyssa MacNeil (Gr.3)
Four - Six
Tantallon Elem., Tantallon
Student: Kelti Munroe (Grade 6)
Bell Park Acad. Ctre, Lk. Echo
Student: Nolan Smart (Grade 6)
Seven - Nine
Ecole Beaubassin, Halifax
Student: Erika Kennedy (Gr. 8)
Prince Arthur Junior High, Dart.
Student: Melanie Storm Isles (Grade 7)
Ten - Eleven
Millwood High School, Lwr. Sack.
Students: Mike Bird, Adam Savory, Tatsu Suzuki, Eric Delorey
Charles P. Allen High School, Bedford
Student: Ellen Palmer
Sir John A Macdonald High, Five Island
Student: Emma McDaniel
Every October, RRFB Nova Scotia, in cooperation with the province’s 55 municipalities, organizes the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. This year, students were challenged to consider the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting as they created artwork for reusable water bottles, designed advertisements using old magazines, and wrote essays on motivating youth to recycle and compost.
“Thanks to the students and teachers who have shown an overwhelming interest in our contest”, says Rick Ramsay, Chair of RRFB Nova Scotia. “Their enthusiasm and dedication to recycling and composting will help ensure a clean environment for future generations.”
Over 8,500 contest entries were received from students in grades primary to twelve. Winners and runners-up were selected in each of Nova Scotia’s seven solid waste-resource management regions. More than $28,000 in prizes will be awarded to schools and students, including $1,000 scholarships for winning Grade 12 students.
RRFB Nova Scotia would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op and Empire Theatres for their support of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest.
For more information, visit www.rrfb.com or contact:
Alanna McPhee, Education Officer, RRFB Nova Scotia, 902-897-3252 or 902-890-7321
Shannon Betts, Waste Resource Analyst, Halifax Regional Municipality, 490-7153 or 476-2470.