Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest Winners

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest Winners

Posted: 12/14/2010
Jovi Yoshioka, a student at Cedar Bluff Elementary, was recognized as being one of the two winners of this year's Knox County Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest during a ceremony at the City County Building on Monday.

Yoshioka received a $50 cash prize for his work, along with an oversized check, from David Brace, Deputy Director of the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department. His teacher at Jeanne Hardin also received $150 for use in the classroom.

Cedar Bluff Elementary
Student Jovi Yoshioka - $50
Teacher Jeanne Hardin - $150

A. L. Lotts Elementary
Student Katie Tymoszuk - $50
Teacher Resa Byrd - $150

The other winner of the award for the best poster was Katie Tymoszuk, who will also receive a $50 prize and here teacher at A.L. Lotts Elementary School, Resa Byrd.

The contest, open to elementary and middle school students in Knox County, promotes awareness of the importance of recycling in addition to kicking off the annual Knox County Schools Phone Book Recycling Contest. Cash prizes to the schools that collect the most phone books for recycling.

Last year the county's schools collected 118 tons of phone books that were sent for recycling, rather than taking up space in landfills.

Sponsors of the event include the City of Knoxville, Rock- Tenn Recycling and Knox County Solid Waste Office.

Individuals interested in dropping off old phone books at schools should check with the school first to make sure it is participating in the contest. Individuals and businesses delivering a large number of books can contact Rock- Tenn Recycling directly and then inform the school of the number of books that were delivered for recycling.

Phone books can also be dropped off at the city's various recycling centers.