Remington team wins state anti-littering campaign contest
Remington team wins state anti-littering campaign contest
Monday, May 13, 2019
Students in the PEGS (Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students) class at Remington Traditional School won the Grade 3 through 5 category and the grand prize in the 2019 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter Free” trash can-decorating contest sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The class won for its “Grumpy Cat Says No More Trash and Memes It - Litter-ally” trash can entry. MDC and MoDOT sponsor the contest as part of Missouri’s “No MOre Trash!” campaign to raise awareness about litter and discourage littering. The contest encourages students to join the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large trash can with the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter prevention message using a variety of creative mediums.

Remington earned $200 for winning the 3-5 category and $600 and a trophy for taking the grand prize. Students who contributed to the entry were: Caleb Bonner, Aliyah Brown, Alexis Burroughs, Daniel Clifford, Devin Garner, Joey Granillo, Donald McCullough, Jackson McCullough, Will Purnell, Nicholas Shao, Melissa Small, Harrison Vandernoot and Alexander Willingham. Their teachers are Robin Chang and Tracey Robinson.

In the class entry, Robinson wrote, “We had a series of design submissions and (students) evaluated them all and eventually settled on this design. Students designed a trash can after the Facebook-famous Grumpy Cat. They designed this all on their own. After making the trash can, they also came up with the litter box idea as well. The PEGS class enjoyed carrying out the litter theme with the project.”

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PEGS teachers Tracey Robinson, second from right standing, and Robin Chang, right, are shown with the students who created the award-winning anti-littering entry for a state contest.