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Black Water Middle School Student Wins Recycled Art Contest

HCS black water middle Black Water Middle School students know how to turn trash into treasure. The school submitted an entry to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s annual POP (Protect Our Planet) Art Recycling Contest. Seventh grader Anna Baker and friends, Destinee Floyd and Paris Robbins created a Plastic Bag Cloud, entitled “Tears from Our Mother Earth”, which was selected as the grand prize winner in the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s POP Art Contest.

As grand prizewinner, Anna received an electronic reading device, a plaque and a prize pack of recycled-content items including school supplies.
This was the fourteenth year the Horry County Solid Waste Authority offered the POP Art Contest. The contest is designed to promote environmental awareness and highlight the creative talents of students. The contest was open to all middle school students in Horry County.

The students were required to create a work of art using at least 70% of a specified material chosen by the Solid Waste Authority. This year’s material was used plastic bags.

“Tears from Our Mother Earth” will be on display through January 2019 at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, located at 1886 Highway 90, Conway.

(Pictured from– L-R; Ms. Sunni Blanton, Media Art Specialist; Seventh Graders, Destinee Floyd, Paris Robbins, and Anna Baker; and Mr. Marcus Timmons, Principal of BWMS.)