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Students turn trash into treasure in Pasco Art of Recycling Contest

There's some money to be made for local students with a flair for turning trash into art. Dozens are showing their prowess while lending a youthful voice to the importance of environmental stewardship at the annual Pasco Art of Recycling Contest.

It has been a banner year, with 142 entries submitted by students from nine local high schools, said Tony Bartenope, the Pasco school district's new recycling coordinator. Those students will compete for more than $2,000 in prize money in 15 categories. Winners will be named at a ceremony Thursday at the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey, where the exhibit is on display. A March showing is scheduled at the District School Board offices in Land O'Lakes.

Among this year's entrees: a shoe constructed from of old cellphone parts by Zephyrhills High student Mariah Viera; a shoulder bag made out of candy wrappers and khaki pants by Kelly Hill from Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High; a colorful 3-D painting called Acid Rain crafted out of crayons by Ridgewood High's Abigail Degrandchamp; and a couple of newspaper baskets made by Jada Roberts and J'Quan Roberts from Pasco High.

There are plenty more inspiring works showing what creative things can be done with a bunch of old soda cans, batteries, newspapers, bottle caps and other reusable junk.

Check it out.

>>if you go

County Recycling Contest

When/Where: Now through Feb. 29 at West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday. Also on display March 5-28 at the School Board office, 7227 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, in the lobby of Building 3.

Cost: Free.

Schools participating: Anclote High, Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High, Fivay High, James W. Mitchell High, Pasco High, Ridgewood High, Sunlake High School, Wiregrass Ranch High, Zephyrhills High.

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