Greenup County, Ky. — The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is announcing the winners of their Environmental Superhero poster contest. The overall winner for the 8th grade is Kole Hester of Russell Middle School (RMS) in Russell, Ky.
Kole is a student in Dr. Tim Decker’s art class at RMS. The winning submission, “Recyclable Roy” will be on display next week at the Children’s Environmental Health Summit in Northern Kentucky. According to Kole’s poster, Recyclable Roy’s super power is that he attracts all recyclable items to help keep the earth clean of trash.
Chris Crum, Director of Greenup County Health Department said, Hester’s artwork casts light on environmental awareness in Kentucky.
“We are happy to do anything we can to bring awareness for improving our environment in Kentucky. Congratulations and thank you to Kole for demonstrating what awesome talent we have here in Greenup County,” Crum said.
Dr. Tim Decker, teacher of Art at RMS, said he admires the fact that Hester took was motivated to enter the contest.
“The contest is not school related, but is one for Kole’s grade level, and one that he did on his own, which is something that a few other kids at our school have done,” Decker said. “I am just think that it is fantastic for Kole to have the gumption, to take a chance and enter the contest.”
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