A Robert Smalls International Academy student has been named the winner of Beaufort County’s first America Recycles Day billboard contest.
Seventh-grader Cheyene Ly’s first-place design will be displayed on a county billboard in the spring.
The contest, coordinated by the Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Office, was held in celebration of America Recycles Day. All winners received a certificate and will have their work displayed on the county’s website and Facebook page.
Other top entries:
▪ Second place — Malina Bennett-Hart
▪ Third place — Jourdin Davis
▪ Honorable mentions: Tekera Brown, Jaili Lopez and George Luna
“The students played an important role in educating the community on the importance of recycling,” said Ashley Jenkins, county recycling coordinator. “We can’t thank them enough.”
For more information, call 843-255-2823 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.