Local student earns poster contest prize

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LEOPOLD – Hannah Hubert, a seventh-grader at Perry Central, was one of several winners in the annual River Sweep poster contest for her artwork.

Every year, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission sponsors River Sweep, a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. A poster contest invites students in primary and secondary schools – public and private, K-12 – to submit poster designs for a chance to win prizes.
Hubert was among students submitting from schools in counties bordering the Ohio River in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Fifteen prizes were awarded; a grand prize over-all winner, a winner for the design for the official T-shirt of the event and winners for each grade level.
Hubert was chosen as the winner of the seventh-grade group.
The 23rd annual River Sweep will be held June 16. The sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., and averages more than 20,000 volunteers a year. Trash collected during the sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys, a piano and a variety of other items. All trash collected is either recycled or placed in approved landfills.
For further information, visit www.orsanco.org.