Eight students out of 863 entries from area Mahoning county public, private and parochial schools won the Recycling Division of Mahoning County Green Team’s 2014 poster contest. Each poster described a recycling or anti-litter theme. All of the first place posters were made into placemats to be used at area restaurants and non-profit organizations’ special meals. On May 28, the students’ winning achievements were rewarded by the Mahoning county commissioners at the county courthouse. Dominion gave each winner a Walmart gift card and certificates from the Green Team were given to the winning students.
The winning students and their schools are Dominic Navarro (Western Reserve Elementary School), Andrew Richards (West Boulevard Elementary School), Chance Cooper (West Boulevard Elementary School), Cailin Fowler (Stadium Drive Elementary School), Jordan Ramun (Lowellville K-12 School), Shanice St. Thomas (St. Nicholas School), Anson Hankey (St. Christine School) and Bailey Snyder (West Branch Middle School).
Some of the restaurants who will be using the winning placemats at their locations are American Legion Post 737, Belleria Canfield, Carchedi’s, Denny’s in Boardman and Austintown, Dino’s, Ellsworth VFW, Poland Friendly’s, Operating Engineers Hall, Perkins in Canfield and Damascus, Saxon Club, Sebring VFW and Yankee Kitchen.