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9 Penn Hills students recognized for anti-litter posters

Dillon Carr
| Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 12:33 a.m.
Emily Ruperto, 8, receives her first-place award in an anti-litter poster competition from Andrea Getsy (right) of the Crescent Hills Civic Association and Penn Hills Mayor Sara Kuhn.
Dillon Carr | Tribune-Review
Emily Ruperto, 8, receives her first-place award in an anti-litter poster competition from Andrea Getsy (right) of the Crescent Hills Civic Association and Penn Hills Mayor Sara Kuhn.

Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein has recognized nine Penn Hills students for their winning anti-litter posters.

Andrea Getsy, with the Crescent Hills Civic Association, worked with the Penn Hills School District last year to create an anti-litter program, and by May, middle and high school students had made 57 posters with anti-littering messages.

Those posters were passed out to 80 businesses in Penn Hills.

Awards for the top three posters in three age categories were given out during a recent ceremony at the Penn Hills Library.

First-place awards were given to Simon Moyer, 6, Emily Ruperto, 8, and Peter Sprecher, 12.

Second-place winners were Evey Sherbo, 5, Jacey Bell, 9, and Kelsey Zera, 11. Third-place awards went to Zion Sprecher, 7, Breanna Kenny, 10, and Jordan Graham, 13.

“You have used your creativity to spread the message that littering is harmful to the environment,” read Weinstein's letter sent to the nine students. “Protecting the health of our planet is important. Keeping our neighborhoods clean can be an easy way to help the earth. You have taught your friends that littering stops the planet from being as beautiful as it can be.”

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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