Students at T.C. Martin Elementary School were recently named winners in the MAC Recycling poster contest. Representatives visited the school last month to present gift cards and other prizes to the winners. Pictured, back row from left, are: Tracey Jarmon, school counselor; Caroline Timmons, Martin vice principal; Sabrina Robinson-Taylor, Martin principal; Carey Wargo, school funding coordinator and site locator for MAC Recycling; Officer Donald Kabala; and Melody Philpotts, library/media specialist at Martin. Pictured, back row from left, are: Martin students Luke Starks, Madison Lucas and Carly Carter. (Submitted photo)
LA PLATA, Md. (June 20, 2011)—Three T.C. Martin Elementary School students were recently named winners of MAC Recyclings annual recycling poster contest. Fourth grader Madison Lucas won first place, fifth grader Luke Starks won second place and Carly Carter, a second grader, received third place.
Representatives from MAC Recycling visited the school on May 13 to congratulate the students and hand out special prizes. As the first-place winner, Lucas received an iPad. Starks received a $75 gift card and Carter received a $50 gift card. The school also received a gift card for their participation in the contest. The posters will be used in future company recycling campaigns.
The contest was open to students in Maryland schools and more than 20 schools submitted entries. Posters had to include specific criteria, such as a picture of a recycling bin and a reference to the D.A.R.E. America program, which is MACs charity of choice. The D.A.R.E. America program provides students with skills and knowledge about drug abuse resistance education.
Melody Philpotts, library media specialist at Martin, organized the contest for the school. Officer Donald Kabala, the school resource officer assigned to Martin, was also present May 13 to show his support of the D.A.R.E. program and the poster contest.