ShareThis Page
Penn Hills essay contest aimed at spreading word about impact of litter | TribLIVE.com
Penn Hills

Penn Hills essay contest aimed at spreading word about impact of litter

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:27 p.m

The Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group is sponsoring an essay contest in an effort to get young people thinking about how litter affects their community.

Students in grades 7 to 12 who participate in the group’s inaugural essay contest are encouraged to write an essay 300-500 words long answering one or both of two questions tackling the littering issue.

“Maybe students will be less likely to litter and perhaps participate in some litter pick-ups — but the important thing is to not litter,” said Faith Milazzo, founder of Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group.

There will be two winners in each grade level. First place will receive $50, and second place will get $25. One essay also will be chosen to be published in the June 6 Penn Hills Progress.

The essay contest is just one of various efforts to spread an anti-litter message to local youth.

Students from grades 5 to 12 were invited by the Crescent Hills Civic Association to participate in a poster creation contest, where students were asked to design posters about littering that will be displayed at local businesses. Residents in the community judged the posters in early March, and the posters will be distributed to businesses and the library in April.

Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are participating in a coloring contest through April, also sponsored by the Crescent Hills Civic Association. Winning color schemes will win the artists gift baskets.

The winners of each contest will be announced at an event starting at 1 p.m. June 1 at the Penn Hills Library.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

Categories: Local | Penn Hills
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.