Nine Miami-Dade students are making it clear: Keep Miami-Dade beautiful! Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and County officials awarded a group of students whose artwork was selected for Miami-Dade's 7th Annual "Clean Up and Green Up" poster contest during the May 3rd County Commission meeting. The contest, sponsored by the Community Image Advisory Board (CIAB), encourages students to be creative in the use of its slogan "Clean Up and Green Up," using their original art to encourage civic pride by illustrating the importance of keeping our community litter-free.
For the past 7 years, CIAB has invited students to enter the poster contest for a chance at winning great prizes. The poster contest was open to elementary, middle, and high school students attending any school in Miami-Dade County. The 1,800 entries received this year made it very difficult to choose only three winners in each category. The winning entries were on display at Miami-Dade Fair and Expo, Inc., Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami.
This year all first-place winners received a Best Buy Gift Card, all second-place winners received a Dave & Buster's Gift Card and all third-place winners received an AMC Movies Gift Card.
"Every year, the submissions for the 'Clean Up and Green Up' poster contest get better and better," said Commissioner Moss. "This program organized by the CIAB is a great method for teaching our residents at a young age the importance of preserving our environment."
The winners of this year's contest were:
First Place Winners
Bryan Ledesma-South Hialeah Elementary School
Ghalya Lherisson-South Miami Middle School
Elizabeth Morales-Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior
Second Place Winners
Anny Auris-Ojus Elementary School
David Baptiste-Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School
Chi Nguyen-Miami Beach Senior High School
Third Place Winners
Katelyn Mora-Sunset Elementary School
Daniela Singer-Lamar Louise Curry Middle School
Jose Escobar-Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School