The Logan High’s Second Clean Air Poster Contest concluded with a prompt awards ceremony in Logan High’s Wonderlab on March 22, 2016. There, twelve entries were recognized, carefully selected by a panel of members of the Logan Environmental Action Force.
This year, the poster contest had an overwhelming entry pool with Logan High’s environmental classes and Art Club actively participating. The Logan Environmental Action Force (LEAF) has carried out this project throughout most of the year, hoping to educate students and help engage them in environmental solutions.
“Air quality has always been a concern in Utah, and drawing attention to it has been a main priority of LEAF this year,” LEAF Historian Victoria Stafford mentioned. “However, too often students are just told about problems rather than solutions, and how they can facilitate these solutions. Through this project, we hope to create powerful and useful messages for the Cache Valley community and at the same time, give the youth a voice.”
“The project definitely exceeded my expectations.”
Sponsors of the poster contest included Cafe Sabor, Temptation Cupcake, Sweetly Divine, Cache Valley Tourism Gift Shop, Herm’s Inn, The Waffle Iron, Einstein’s Bagels, Caffe Ibis, Firehouse Pizzeria, Elevation Rock Gym, The Italian Place, Great Harvest Bread Co., and Logan City (with a $100 grand prize).
“We could not have done it without our sponsors,” LEAF member Libby Hansen mentioned. “They provided every single award and truly made our project happen.”
Winners included Logan High’s own Casey Harris, Madeline Tennant, Evelyn Millan, Moneek Denny, Lia Jenson, Hanna Latu, Carmen Guadarrama, Juana Millan, Samantha Mendez, Kiera Anderson, Patrick Grob, Keith Wilson, Alyssa Johnson, and grand prize winner Yara Ghabayen.
“The prize was a very nice plus to it all,” Ghabayen admitted. “But I didn’t do it for the prize. The whole thing was just a fun experience, from having one-on-one sessions with people to brainstorming ideas with friends to drawing and painting non-stop until the middle of the night. I’m so glad with the turnout, and in the end, all the posters were amazing. Shedding some light on our environmental issues was worth it all, and I can’t wait until next year to do it all over again.”
The artistry of many entries thoroughly impressed LEAF members.
“I was truly amazed by the work of these students,” said Piper Christian, LEAF President. “The project definitely exceeded my expectations.”
The Logan Environmental Action Force is expecting to have these posters circulating around the community within the next month. Recently, LEAF has teamed up with students at Utah State University to print and spread these designs. LEAF is also considering the possibility of putting these designs on bumper stickers and air fresheners that can be given as free hand-outs at more LEAF functions to come.
Click here to see all of this year's winning entries.
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