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Two C. Milton Wright students win recycling contest

Michalea Ballistreri from C. Milton Wright High School in Harford County was the grand prize winner for her "Beautiful Bird," a sculpture made from soda cans, Styrofoam, buttons and CDs.
Michalea Ballistreri from C. Milton Wright High School in Harford County was the grand prize winner for her "Beautiful Bird," a sculpture made from soda cans, Styrofoam, buttons and CDs.

Two students from C. Milton Wright High School were among those recently honored at the 13th annual "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest, sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment, for artwork made from reused materials.

The contest challenges Maryland high school students to use recycled materials to create artistic and innovative sculptures.

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Sixty-five entries from 23 high schools across the state were on display.

Michalea Ballistreri from C. Milton Wright High School in Harford County was the grand prize winner for her "Beautiful Bird," a sculpture made from soda cans, Styrofoam, buttons and CDs. She received an iPad.

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The runners-up each received refurbished laptops donated by Sims Recycling Solutions:

Allier Shedieski, C. Milton Wright High School, Harford County, for "Hector," a Trojan prince was created using metal and cardboard, earned runner-up in the creativity category.

Sponsors including Giant Food, Can Manufacturers Institute, the American Cleaning Institute, Maryland Recycling Network, Call2Recycle and Sims Recycling Solutions donated prizes, funding and refreshments for this year's contest.

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