Mayor Coppinger will recognize the winners of the annual Hamilton SHINES Billboard Art Contest next week
| Hamilton County Mayor's Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Gina Hatler, Public Relations Manager, (423) 209-6117/595-1938
Mayor Coppinger will recognize the winners of the annual Hamilton SHINES Billboard Art Contest next week.
(See schedule below.)
The Mayor will present each winning student artist with a county plaque and pin, and a poster-size print of their billboard. Full-size billboards will be posted by Fairway Outdoor near the school of each winning artist later next week.
Hamilton County Commissioners and School Board Representatives have been invited. The media is encouraged to attend. NOTE: The presentations will be brief and will begin on time. Please be prompt!
This year's winners are:
Tania Doola - 3rd Grader at Battle Academy
Teacher: Carla Guerra
Presentation: Tuesday, May 15 at 8:05 am (at school)
Middle School Winner
Chloe Eisdorfer - 7th Grader at Normal Park Museum Magnet
Teacher: AnnaLouise Myers
Presentation: Thursday, May 17 at 2:00 pm (at school)
High School Winner
Austin Norton - 10th Grader at HC Middle College High School
Teacher: Amy Blazek
Presentation: Tuesday, May 15 at 10:15 am (in Mayor's Office)
This contest is co-sponsored by the Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission and the Hamilton County Character Education Program.
PROGRAM INFORMATION: Hamilton SHINES is an anti-litter program initiated by the County Mayor's Office in August 2005. Its mission is to reduce the practice of littering through education and law enforcement. Though the Hamilton SHINES program has several components including cooperation with local law enforcement and incorporation of a Clean Builder's Checklist into building inspection process, the most successful effort to date has been the anti-litter contests at all HCDE public schools. Students participate each year in a comprehensive program that raises awareness about littering and enlists the help of students in changing the littering behaviors of others at home and in their communities.
Research proves that litter - intentional or unintentional - attracts more litter. A clean community, by contrast, discourages littering and raises local living standards and quality of life. Solutions to litter problems are not about cleaning up after the fact; they come from thoughtful prevention. Knowing more about the causes of litter is a good place to start in addressing litter prevention.
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Hamilton County Mayor's Office 208 Hamilton County Courthouse Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-209-6109 423-883-7958