MILLVILLE – Two of the top prizes of the Clean Air poster contest went to two Ridgeline High School students. Danielle Anderson won $250 from Cache Valley Electric and Marley Wybrow won $250 from the Utah Hospital Association.
Over 800 students from nine high schools participated in this year’s 2020 Utah High School Clean Air Contest. Alicia Renquist, from Granger High School, also took home $250 from the Utah Hospital Association.
Other winners were:
Anika Schear, Grand County High School, $200 Malouf Award; Juan Romero, Granger High School, $200 Conservice Award; Noely Morales, Granger High School, $200 Healthy Human Habitat Award; Adrian Vega, Logan High School, $150 Campbell Scientific Award; Abigail Fuller, Preston High School, $100 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Award; Haley Stafford, Logan High School, $100 USU Credit Union Award; Molica Chao, Granger High School, $100 Wasatch Property Management Award; Seina Shimbakuro, West Side High School, $100 Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Award; Jada Baugh, Ridgeline High School, $100 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art Award; Carlie Harper and Nura Omer, Logan High School, $100 Cache Valley Bank Award; Rylie Galloway, Preston High School, $100 Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation Award; Presley Shewell, Ridgeline High School, $100 Cache Valley Electric Award; Seina Shimbakuro, West Side High School, $100 Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce award; Ailyn Fernandez, Logan High School, $50 Cache Valley Electric Honorable Mention Award.
Winners from each high school won $50 gift cards/merchandise donated by Utah businesses and organizations. Those winners became finalists at the state competition where teens could win cash awards ranging from $100 to $250, also donated by Utah businesses, organizations, and citizens.
Edwin Stafford, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University and Roslynn Brain McCann, Utah State University Extension Sustainability organized the contest and announced the winners.
Stafford said the purpose of the annual contest is to combine art, environmental science, and savvy marketing to engage teens learning to drive to understand the air pollution implications of their new driving privilege.
“Teens learn about Utah’s air pollution challenges, driving and transportation strategies to help preserve Utah’s air quality during the state’s polluted winter inversion season, and they marketing communication strategies for delivering messages with impact,” he said. “Winning posters are then used for education outreach across the state.”
This year’s participating schools were:
Fast Forward Charter High School, Grand County High School, Granger High School, Green Canyon High School, Logan High School, Mountain Crest High School, Preston High School, Ridgeline High School, and West Side High School.