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High school students can enter recycling sculpture contest

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students can enter the 2022 Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest presented by the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE). The annual contest recognizes America Recycles Day (ARD) held on Nov. 15. The day promotes recycling, source reduction and buying products made from recycled materials as objectives to build a more sustainable society.

The contest gives students the chance to be inventive and create a sculpture made from recyclable or reused materials. An entry form must be filled out by each high school that wants to participate by Friday, Oct. 14. Only two entries are accepted per high school. Individual entry form(s) are to be submitted to MDE by Friday, Nov. 4, once participants are selected.

To fill out the school entry form, click here. To fill out the Individual entry form, click here. A list of contest rules and guidelines are found here.

The contest is set for Friday, Nov. 18, at Montgomery Park in Baltimore. Judges will select an overall winning sculpture along with individual recognition for creativity, workmanship and use of materials. Additionally, a People’s Choice Award is given along with separate awards to all contest entrants prizes provided from corporate and non-profit organization sponsors. In the past, prizes have included items such as gift cards, tablets and laptops.

For more information about the Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest, visit https://bit.ly/3E1PrHr. For questions, contact Christy Bujnovszky at christy.bujnovszky@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4190.

The Montgomery Park Auditorium is located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).