Litter Art and Essay Winners Recognized

Huntsville, TN (2017-05-15) More than 125 people collected over 1000 bags of trash during the recent Vivian Smith Countywide Cleanup.  While collection of roadside litter is the ultimate goal of the annual event, awareness of the problem is likewise important.  As part of the event’s education program, local elementary school students participated in an art contest.  Older students wrote essays about the plight of roadside trash.  The students behind the best of those drawings and essays were recognized Monday by the Scott County Board of County Commissioners.

Students from every elementary and middle school in the county were recognized Monday night for having the best drawings in the annual Vivian Smith Countywide Cleanup art contest.  Best of show winner was Maggie Roysdon, a fifth grade student at Winfield Elementary School.

Winners included:

Agape Learning Center – Emilia Douglas and Harper Strunk

Burchfield Elementary – Slater Lowe (2nd grade) and Evan Colton (3rd grade)

Fairview Elementary – Brayden Strunk (3rd grade) and Jesse Day (4th grade)

Huntsville Elementary – Shirley Lin (K)

Oneida Elementary – Kaiden Krahn (2nd grade)

Robbins Elementary – Nathan Frogge (3rd grade), Railey Pittman (4th grade), and Lily Huckeby (5th grade)

Winfield Elementary – Emery Blizzard (K), Calven Smith (1st grade), Natalie Dayson (2nd grade), Autumn Rhoden (3rd grade), Riley Stephens (4th grade).

Winners received a matte framed version of their art work and a $25 check.

Meah Griffith, an 8th grade student at Robbins Elementary School, was recognized for having the best essay.  Other essay winners included:

Burchfield Elementary – Rylee Cotton (8th grade)

Fairview Elementary – Morgan King (6th grade), Elizabeth Wright (7th grade), and C.J. Collier (8th grade)

Huntsville Middle – Cody Ray Hamblin (6th grade) and Hunter Trammell (8th grade)

Oneida Middle – Aliyah Douglas (6th grade), Karmyn Krahn (7th grade), and Caden Marlow (8th grade)

Robbins Elementary – Savannah Russ (7th grade)

Winfield Elementary – Elijah Fletcher (6th grade), Tessa Gibson (7th grade), and Trinity Norris (8th grade)

Several local not-for-profits that participated in the cleanup were also recognized and awarded money Monday night for having the most participation.  Winners were:

First Place – Mid-County Fire Department ($250.00)

Second Place – South Scott Fire Department ($200.00)

Third Place (tie) – Pine Hill Fire Department ($150.00), Scott County 4-H Club ($150.00), and Winfield Fire Department ($150.00).