**Media Advisory** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and Secretary Summers to present
“Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest awards
Maryland high school students to display their unique recycled art
BALTIMORE, MD (November 21, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will host the 12th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest for Maryland high school students this Friday in Baltimore. Chair of the House Environmental Matters Committee, Delegate Maggie McIntosh (District 43, Baltimore City) will deliver remarks and, along with MDE Secretary Robert M. Summers, present contest winners with their awards.
Sponsors of the event include: Giant Food, Constellation Energy, the Maryland, Delaware, DC Beverage Association, the American Cleaning Institute, Maryland Recycling Network, Whole Foods, Call2Recycle and Sims Recycling Solutions.
Former environmental education specialist, artist and founder of “Trashion” Rita Mazzo Galindo, Valerie Androutsopoulos, owner ofVangel Recycling, and Lucas Cowan, Public Art Program Director of the Maryland State Arts Council, will serve as judges to determine contest winners based on creativity, use of materials and workmanship.
WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sculptures will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon. The formal program, with remarks and awards, will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Montgomery Park Business Center Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230
WHAT: Since 2001, MDE has celebrated America Recycles Day by hosting the annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and reusable materials. Approximately 68 entries from 29 different high schools across the state will be judged. Previous contestants have created innovative and artistic sculptures using records, plastic bags, old shoes, playing cards, computer parts and more.
Participating Schools – (Schools are subject to change.)
Anne Arundel County
Glen Burnie HS
Academy for College and Career Exploration HS
Archbishop Curley HS
Digital Harbor HS
Roland Park Country School
Mount de Sales Academy
Redeemer Classical Christian Academy
Sparrows Point HS
Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
Heather Ridge School
Southern Garrett County HS
The Arrow Center for Education
C. Milton Wright HS
Glenelg Country School
Chestertown Christian Academy
Suitland HS-Center for Performing Arts
Saint James School
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