[Fort Myers, FL] (May 26, 2021) Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) is pleased to announce the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County. 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.
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 2022 “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar. Also selected were Honorable Mentions in each grade. KLCB will host an award ceremony in the fall (the event is free and open to the public) at which time the artwork will be exhibited, the calendar will be released, and the winners will receive their awards. The cover winner and senior winner will each be presented with a $500 cash scholarship courtesy of Covanta Energy.
Each calendar month contains a different student work of art. The back cover will feature an environmental message by Estero High School student Nicole Sierra-Iszler, the 2021 cover winner.
These popular full color calendars can be had for a $3 donation each and are available through participating Lee County Schools, who retain all proceeds collected with the funds being used to pay for environmental projects at the participating school.
The calendar project is made possible through corporate sponsorships. Sponsors for the 2022 calendar include Covanta Energy, Above Board Chamber, Advanced Disposal, Boston Red Sox, Coastal Waste & Recycling, Century 21 Commercial, Fort Myers Beach Chamber, Fox4, LCEC, Lee County Solid Waste, Sam Galloway Ford, Solitude Lake Management, Surfing Evolution & Preservation, Sun Harvest Citrus, and Waste Pro. We are still looking for a sponsor. Please call Tisha at 239-334-3488 for more details on how you can become a sponsor!
KLCB is a private non-profit organization dedicated to educational litter prevention programs and responsible solid waste management. Proceeds from the sale of the environmental calendars benefit KLCB programs and participating schools. For more information about this and other KLCB educational programs call 239-334-3488.
Cover Winner – Nicole Sierra-Iszler – Estero High School
The twelve First Place Winners and their schools are:
Grade 1 – Brody Odom –North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Grade 2 – Parker Purslow – Gateway Elementary
Grade 3 – Haven Gates – St. Francis Xavier
Grade 4 – Jaxon Mohr – North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Grade 5 – Kelley Kenner – Tanglewood Elementary
Grade 6 – Elizaveth Martinez – Veterans Park Academy for the Arts
Grade 7 – Jaden Chason – North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Grade 8 – Sophia Pérez – Gulf Middle School
Grade 9 –Amy Le-Hoang – Cypress Lake High School
Grade 10 – Alayna Calkins – Cypress Lake High School
Grade 11 – Erica Fort – Estero High School
Grade 12 – Wolfe Enmon – North Fort Myers High School
The Honorable Mention winners and their schools are:
Grade 1 Jaxson Lee – St. Francis Xavier
Stella Spanberger – St. Francis Xavier
Saylor Kiesel – St. Francis Xavier
Grade 2 Scarlett Holdaway – North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Julia Perez – Gateway Elementary
Giuliana “Gigi” Feighery – St. Francis Xavier
Grade 3 Genesis McCarthy – Pine Island Elementary
William Feighery – St. Francis Xavier
Angelique Hardisson – Hector A. Caffereta Elementary
Grade 4 Raquel Mejia – Tanglewood Elementary
Hans Mesamours – Gateway Elementary
Landon Parker – Gateway Elementary
Grade 5 Emily Rosales – Gateway Elementary
Brodey Solomon – River Hall Elementary
Hannah Walsh – Gateway Elementary
Grade 6 Brooklynn Blusiewicz – Oasis Middle School
Alexis Davis – Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle
Sophyr Fenelon – Veterans Park Academy for the Arts
Grade 7 Alissa Lacerda-Figueiredo – St. Francis Xavier
Daphanie Welsher – North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Lorena Huang – Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts
Grade 8 Jocelyn Roach – North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Jocelyn Roach – North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
Melinda Castro – Lexington Middle School
Grade 9 Gabriela Kat Martinez – Estero High School
Jamison Albertorio-Acevedo – Cypress Lake High School
Zachary Yoshida – Cypress Lake High School
Grade 10 Haley Allensworth – Cypress Lake High School
Ray Martorella – Cypress Lake High School
Erin Bruns – Estero High School
Grade 11 McKenzie Donahue – Cypress Lake High School
Kaitlyn Logue – Cypress Lake High School
Heidi Hernandez – Cypress Lake High School
Grade 12 Bianca Falcon – North Fort Myers High School
Olivia Bevillard – Cypress Lake High School
Emmarose Roazen – North Fort Myers High School
About Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc., established in 1989, is the county’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. This local nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
For more information, call 239-334-3488 or visit www.klcb.org.
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