homepage logo

‘Leave The Scene Clean’ Calendar Art Contest winners announced

By Staff | May 10, 2016

Winners in the Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. 27th annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest have been announced.

“The contest drew thousands of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County,”?organizers said.

Each calendar month contains a different student work of art.

The back cover will feature an environmental message by North Fort Myers High School student Gabriela Castellanos, the 2017 cover winner.

The twelve First Place Winners and their schools are:

Grade 1 Suzanne Greco Oasis Charter Elementary

Grade 2 Alissa Figueiredo St. Francis Xavier

Grade 3 Yasmin Calmo Spring Creek Elementary

Grade 4 Challen Lowe Oasis Charter Elementary

Grade 5 Ryann Kearney Pelican Elementary

Grade 6 Gracie Goll Three Oaks Middle

Grade 7 Abby Vick NFM Academy for the Arts

Grade 8 Sedona Scott Oasis Middle

Grade 9 Lauren McKirahan Island Coast High School

Grade 10 Stephanie Dickey Fort Myers High School

Grade 11 Tricia Shamburger Cypress Lake High School

Grade 12 Zailyk Diaz Island Coast High School

The 12 First Place selections, one from each grade 1 through 12, in addition to the cover winner, are featured in KLCB’s full color 2017 “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as well as environmental theme, such as litter prevention, recycling, community cleanup and protecting the environment.

These popular full color calendars can be had for a $3 donation each and are available through select Goodwill stores and participating Lee County Schools, who retain all proceeds collected with the funds being used to pay for environmental projects at the participating school.

In addition, The Honorable Mentions named. Those winners and their schools are:

Grade 1Gabriella Rivera-Batista Harns Marsh Elementary

Leah Chung St. Francis Xavier

Mattie Pusateri Bayshore Elementary

Grade 2Lourdes Lucero Bayshore Elementary

Ryan Chouinard Pelican Elementary

Ahniya Alicea Allen Park Elementary

Grade 3Erick Mendoza River Hall Elementary

Isabel Pate Oasis Charter Elementary

Addison Pooler Allen Park Elementary

Grade 4Katy Jones Oasis Charter Elementary

Katie Blackwell Pelican Elementary

Meem Ahmed Harns Marsh Elementary

Grade 5Sierra Hajek St. Francis Xavier

Jaden McDonald Spring Creek Elementary

Denilson Francisco Spring Creek Elementary

Grade 6April Deutsch Gulf Middle School

Ariana Lehman Oasis Middle School

Hailey Mason The Alva School

Grade 7Elaine Bulawan St. Francis Xavier

Natalia Onofrio St. Francis Xavier

Madeline Ritter Challenger Middle School

Grade 8Amanda Menendez NFM?Academy for the Arts

Caroline Drakes Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle

Serena Maerten Oasis Middle School

Grade 9Brianna Johnson Cypress Lake High School

Solanch Dupeyron Cape Coral High School

Alexandria Puente Cape Coral High School

Grade 10Amanda Oleksa Fort Myers High School

James Bergin Cape Coral High School

Leanie Fry Cypress Lake High School

Grade 11Aracelly Peralta Cypress Lake High School

Nolan Nowak Cypress Lake High School

Franca Daenzer Cape Coral High School

Grade 12Josee Cherubin North Fort Myers High School

Chloe Maddux Oasis High School

Davina Angstenberger Lehigh Senior High School

KLCB will host an awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Theatre this fall with a reception and the awards ceremony. The artwork will be exhibited, the calendar will be released, and the winners will receive their awards at the event, which will be free and open to the public. The cover winner and senior winner will each be presented with a $500 cash scholarship courtesy of Covanta Energy.

The calendar project is made possible through corporate sponsorships. Sponsors for the 2017 calendar include Mosaic, Covanta Energy, Miromar Outlets, Advanced Disposal, LCEC, Re-Community, Lee County Solid Waste Division, A&D Shredding, Sunshine Recycling, Goodwill Industries, Waste Pro and Waste Management. KLCB is still looking for a sponsor. Call Trish at 239-334-3488 for more details on how to become a sponsor.