Trash Can Contest 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) congratulate Tracey Robinson and her PEGS (Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students) class of 14 third, fourth, and fifth graders at Remington Traditional School in Maryland Heights, Shirley Harby and her 12 pre-K and kindergarten class at St. Joseph Catholic School in Martinsburg, and Page Jackson and her 3 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles on being selected as winners of the 2019 "Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter Free" trashcan-decorating contest.

MDC and MoDOT sponsor the contest as part of Missouri's "No MOre Trash!" campaign to raise awareness and discourage littering. The contest encourages students from kindergarten through eighth grade to join the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large trashcan with the "No MOre Trash!" logo and a litter prevention message using a variety of creative mediums.

The winning school from each of three competition grade categories (K-2, 3-5, and 6-8) receives a $200 award. First-place winners are then eligible for a $600 grand prize and trophy. Entries are judged by a group of staff at MDC and MoDOT.

Remington Traditional School Wins 3-5 Grade Category And Grand Prize

Congratulations to teacher Tracey Robinson and her PEGS class of 14 third, fourth, and fifth graders at Remington Traditional School in Maryland Heights on winning the 3-5-grade category and the grand prize for their "Grumpy Cat Says No More Trash and Memes It – Litter-ally" trashcan entry.

According to Robinsons’ entry, “We had a series of design submissions and they evaluated them all and eventually settled on this design. Students designed a trash can after the Facebook-famous Grumpy Cat. They designed this all on their own. After making the trashcan, they also came up with the litter box idea, as well. The PEGS class enjoyed carrying out the litter theme with the project.”

The school will receive a $200 check for the category win and a $600 check for the grand prize win along with a trophy.

St. Joseph School Wins K-2 Grade Category

Congratulations to teacher Shirley Harby and her 12 pre-K and kindergarten students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Martinsburg on winning the K-2-grade category for their trashcan entry, “Who-o-o Can Help? You!”

According to Harby’s entry, “Everyone no matter his or her size can help keep our world clean. Everyone can pick up trash so we have no MOre trash in Missouri! To make the owl, we made "feathers" with handprints. We recycled frisbees for the eyes and a cab light for a beak.”

The school will receive a check for $200 for the category win.

Immanuel Lutheran School Wins 6-8 Grade Category

Congratulations to teacher Page Jackson and her 3 STEM students at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles on winning the 6-8-grade category for their entry, “Control Alt Delete Your Trash.”

According to Jackson’s entry, “Tanner, Rocky, and Grant made this can. Their message is Control, Atl, Delete Your Trash." They took a common command for computers and, using recycled computer parts, made their message to others. They would like to see the trash situation under Control. They want people to consider ALT, or alternative, means of disposing of things, like recycling instead of just throwing stuff away, and DELETE for making sure people are properly disposing of items that require it, like construction materials, batteries, and electronics. They used materials they collected from the school trash. They made the "your trash" part of the message out of used chips bags from the lunch room trash cans they collected, cleaned and used. These boys are very proud of the work they put in.”

The school will receive a check for $200 for the category win.

2019 Trashcan Winners

Grade Range: 3-5
School: PSD
Class: PEGS Grades 3-5
Grumpy Cat Says No More Trash and She Memes It, Smiley Faces, Grumpy Faces
Grade Range: K-2
School: St. Joseph School, Martinsburg, Missouri
Class: Pre-K/Kindergarten
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Grade Range: 6-8
School: Immanuel Lutheran St. Charles
Class: STEM
Control Alt Delete Your Trash ILS STEM Front Recycled Art Trash Computer  Memory No MO Trash, Control Alt Delete Your Trash ILS STEM Side Art Trash Recycle No MO Trash

2019 Trash Can Contest Entries

K-2

Bryan Hill Truffula Trash Can Bryan Hill Truffula Trash Can Bryan Hill Truffula Tree Pencil Project for Read Across America/No MO Trash Bryan Hill Truffula Tree Can
First and Second Grade ART Classes
Bryan Hill Elementary
Our class with our trash can Pete the Cat Pete the Cat
Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade
Cowgill Elementary
Earth Club
Flint Hill Elementary
Pre-K/Kindergarten
St. Joseph School, Martinsburg, Missouri

3-5

5th Grade
Cape Christian Community School
Take 1 Take 2 Take 3
Crestwood Elementary School Environmental Club
Crestwood Elementary Environmental Club
Class picture with trash can Top view of trash can Front view of trash can
Fifth Grade
Dadeville
Third grade
Elm Grove Elementary
5th Grade HFS
Holy Family
4th grade
Liberty Christian Academy
teachers and students with trashcan side view side view
After-school Art Students
Potosi Elementary School
Student Council
Santa Fe Trail Elementary
Student Council
Santa Fe Trail Elementary

6-8

6th Grade Science
Bunceton High School
Natural Resources
Camdenton Middle School
6th Grade
Cape Christian Community School
7th and 8th Grade
Holy Family
Sea Less Trash in the Ocean No Mo Trash Front Crab Recyled Art Sea Less Trash in the Ocean No Mo Trash ILS STEM Peter Aidan and Hailey Sea Less Trash in the Ocean No Mo Trash Side Clown Fish JellyFish School of Fish Recycled Art
STEM
Immanuel Lutheran St. Charles
Slam it in the Glam Can Front Disc Recycled Art ILS STEM Glitter Slam it in the Glam Can Front ILS STEM Matt and Ethan Recycled Art Trash Disc
STEM
Immanuel Lutheran St. Charles
Control Alt Delete Your Trash ILS STEM Front Recycled Art Trash Computer  Memory No MO Trash Control Alt Delete Your Trash ILS STEM Side Art Trash Recycle No MO Trash
STEM
Immanuel Lutheran St. Charles