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Sixth through eighth grades.

Give Trash the Boot-Recycle! Grand Prize Winner

School: 
Southwest Livingston Co. R-1
Teacher Name: 
Marj Locker
Class: 
7th grade art
School District: 
Southwest Livingston Co R-1
Number of Participants: 
14

The theme for the trash can is “Give Trash the Boot- Recycle”. The toe and top of the boot were created out of cardboard and paper mache and then painted. The spur team used cardboard, wire, bolts, foil, a leather belt and macramé rings. Boot décor was made separately and attached. The kids worked very hard and created the entire thing themselves (including the theme and design)! I’m real proud of their accomplishment! The Boot will sit near the cafeteria by the beverage machine and during home basketball games near the doors going into the gym.

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Give a Hoot Don't Pollute

School: 
St. Joseph Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Amanda Overmann
Class: 
sixth graders
School District: 
St. Louis Archdiocese
Number of Participants: 
2

Everything was donated or drawn and painted by hand. A basic house tree with paper apples and an owl winking letting everyone to know to "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute"

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Don't Litter it Makes the World Bitter

School: 
Perry Christian Academy
Teacher Name: 
Ms. Elise
Class: 
6th-8th Grades
School District: 
n/a
Number of Participants: 
6

Our school voted on a "Tom & Jerry" themed trash can. Our motto was "Don't Litter it Makes the World Bitter." Our class did a sketch of Tom and Jerry around the trash can and created a giant piece of swiss cheese for the lid. We used paper, recycled paper, and recycled foam material. We will display our trash can in the school cafeteria.

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Trash Makes Birds Angry!

School: 
Festus Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Valerie Walker
Class: 
8th grade art
School District: 
Festus R VI
Number of Participants: 
37

The group’s theme was Angry Birds, "Trash Makes Birds Angry!" They built the bird forms from paper, added reclaimed cardboard packaging material for the castle details and bricks, covered the entire can with plaster gauze and then painted it with acrylics. The can is displayed/used in the main commons area at Festus Middle School.

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Fair Grove Middle School Stream Team

School: 
Fair Grove Schools
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Alsup
Class: 
Middle School Stream Team
School District: 
Fair Grove R-X
Number of Participants: 
10

The theme of our can is how trash can affect animals in adverse ways. We used various paper, plastic, string, cans, and jars and a recycled trash can. The trash can will be displayed in the Middle/High School Commons area where all of the Fair Grove Middle and High school students will see and use the trash can. We are hoping to raise the students’ awareness of what the consequences of discarding trash in the wrong manner will have on animals.

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Stream Clean Up

School: 
Alternative School for At Risk and Exceptional Child
Teacher Name: 
Mike Davis
Class: 
Middle school class
School District: 
Northwest R1
Number of Participants: 
7

We chose a practical way to keep our stream clean. We decorated a 55 gallon drum with 5 gallon buckets on each side. This allows people that are going down to the river to skip rocks or just hang out the opportunity to give back to mother nature. Our trashcan was placed at a river access on the Big River in Cedar Hill, Missouri. We know our trash can may not be as decorated as others but will have a lasting impact on our beloved stream.

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The Revolutionary Nonpollutionary Book Collecting Wonder

School: 
Osage Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Karen Blevins
Class: 
8th Grade GATES
School District: 
School of the Osage
Number of Participants: 
8

The inspiration for this year's trash can theme was the 40th Anniversary of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There are many elements from the "chocolate room" on the trash can: the chocolate river made with Snickers wrappers, the chocolate tube made with Twizzlers, the colorful candy mushrooms, the candy cane, lifesaver, and gummy bear trees, and the oversized lollipops. Various dancing Oompaloompas are scattered on the can with two holding the No Litter/No More Trash signs.

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Feed Me, I Love Trash

School: 
Jefferson C-123 School
Teacher Name: 
Bonny Acklin
Class: 
6th grade art students
School District: 
Jefferson C-123 School District
Number of Participants: 
10

Our theme is Oscar the Grouch, "Feed Me, I Love Trash". We used many recycled items
including an old basketball for Oscar's head, old mops that we dyed green, for Oscar's
fur, old ping pong balls for his eyes, scraps of wood and cardboard for the sign and
various trash items around the base of the trash can. The only items we purchased were
the trash can and paint. Our trash can will be displayed in the school's library.

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Take a Bite out of Litter

School: 
Fairfax R-3
Teacher Name: 
Annie Schmerber
Class: 
Jr. High Art (7th and 8th)
School District: 
Fairfax
Number of Participants: 
1

The theme is a shark taking a bite out of litter. To make the shark I started with the trash can and shaped a shark head using chicken wire. I covered the chicken wire with paper Mache. I made the fins and tail also using chicken wire and paper Mache. Then to finish the head I put in white Styrofoam teeth and black Easter egg shells for the eyes. We will display the can in the library where kindergarten through high school students can see the message of preventing litter. People will be using it to throw paper away from the keyboarding room and worksheets from the library.

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