Students depict environmental awareness for fair

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Kristal Petruzzi's fourth-graders at Bob Sikes Elementary School gather for a picture with Jayne Swift on Wednesday. The students were rewarded for participating in a poster contest sponsored by the city of Crestview and CH2MHill. Top row, from left, are Kaitlyn Southard, Petruzzi, Rowan Gomez, Ryan Culligan, Savannah Martinez, Isabelle Hedges, Swift and Dalton Tenorio. In the front row are Ashley Noyola, Tyler Williams, Cayden Hatfield, Azlynn Swabb, Layla Overly and Wyatt Weighknecht in the center.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Twelve Bob Sikes Elementary School students and one Walker Elementary School student have received recognition for participating in the city of Crestview and CH2MHill’s poster contest promoting environmental sustainability.

The contest is in conjunction with the Environmental Conservation Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4, on Main Street in Crestview. The city and the company that oversees its wastewater treatment are sponsors. 

Event organizer Jayne Swift, a CH2MHill project manager, visited participating students at their schools on Wednesday and gave each a gift bag.

 The first stop was Kristal Petruzzi's fourth-grade class at Bob Sikes Elementary School.

Her class has practiced environmentally conscious habits, including bringing forks from home for lunchtimelunchtime — to prevent plastic alternatives from entering landfills — and picking up trash and recyclables around the school.

"(It’s) just small ways that we can make a difference in the world with leaving as small a footprint as possible," Petruzzi said in an email.

For the contest, her students made their displays on old newspaper in lieu of posters.  



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