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Celebrating Earth Day – An Art Contest with Crete Public Schools

During the month of April, Crete Public Schools teamed up with Conservation Nebraska for an Earth Day Art Contest, where students from the intermediate, middle, and high school designed and created art out of disposable materials. We are excited to highlight and recognize the winners below — check out some of their amazing recycled artwork!

The winner from the intermediate After School Program was Alejandra, who constructed a hot air balloon on top of an earth made out of a tissue box.

The middle school art class created colorful glass-imitating sculptures made from used water bottles. The winners of this class include Alizangela (Ali) (1st Place), Kynleigh (2nd Place), Kimberli (3rd Place), Emma (Honorable Mention), and Roselia (Honorable Mention).

The middle After School Program used the technique of rolled paper in their art, with the winners being Amory and Maria.

Finally, the high school visual art students, used materials such as foam, cardboard, and even live plants in their artwork.  First place winner was Lina with “The Rising of a Fallen Angel”, 2nd place was Jaiden with “Skullivan”, and 3rd place went to Jahn with “Pseudo-food”. This artwork is on display by the high school front entrance.

Thank you to all of the students who participated and congratulations to our winners! A special thank you to our partners and sponsors who donated prizes for our winners including: the Crete area Dairy Queen, Valentino’s Pizzeria, and Runza.