Three students named winners of Orange County Recycle “Write” Poetry Contest

Three students in fifth and fourth grades were recently selected by Orange County officials as the winners of this year’s Recycle “Write” Poetry Contest.

Thirty-eight students submitted entries into this year’s contest, which celebrates Orange County Recycles Day and teaches students about the journey that garbage takes in the county.

Emma Ford of Laureate Park Elementary School, Itamar Moyal of the Orlando Torah Academy, and Olivia Minier of the Good Shepherd Catholic School were named the winners of this year’s contest.

During the campaign, county officials stressed the importance of focusing on the top five recyclable items – plastic, metal, glass containers, cardboard, and paper. To help residents determine what items should and should not be recycled, the county has developed a “What Goes Where” tool.

To read the students’ poems, visit the Think 5 Orange County Recycles Day webpage.

Most Popular

Orlando mayor appoints new sustainability and resilience director

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has named a new Sustainability and Resilience Director for the city.

Christmas parade in St. Cloud

The city of St. Cloud will host its Christmas parade this weekend.

UFC returns to Orlando with Fight Night event this weekend

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Orlando this weekend.

Tree lighting ceremony, Eola Wonderland Snowfall in downtown Orlando

The city of Orlando will host its annual tree lighting celebration this week, which will also mark the beginning of a snowfall experience at Lake Eola Park.

Suspects wanted in vehicle burglaries at Sanford neighborhood

Sanford police are asking the public for help to identify suspects who burglarized multiple vehicles in a local neighborhood.

Seminole County corrections officer arrested for smuggling drugs into jail for inmates

A corrections officer is facing multiple felony charges after drugs and paraphernalia were found in an inmate's cell at a Seminole County corrections facility.
clear sky
71.2 ° F
72.9 °
68.7 °
76 %
0 %
75 °
79 °
79 °
81 °
72 °