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PHS Art Students Win 1st Prize Milk Carton Contest
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
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By: Tahje N Thomas, Web Administrator

Grand prize winner: Paulsboro High School receives $5,000 for "SLURPIT Serpent" creation!

"Evergreen Packaging®, a leader in beverage paperboard carton manufacturing, announced the winners of its seventh Made By Milk® Carton Construction Contest. Paulsboro High School of Paulsboro, New Jersey, won the grand prize of $5,000 for their project, which turned 274 repurposed milk cartons into a creative Serpent creature inspired by a "SLURPIT" water-cleaning biofilter used to absorb and digest oil and pesticides in waterways. The contest theme for Fall 2016 was "Inventions" – with entries ranging from a robotic surgeon to an entire platoon of planes; all made from repurposed milk cartons.

"My students and I are thrilled to have been chosen the winners of the Made by Milk competition," said Paulsboro High School teacher and team sponsor Margaret LaDue. "Entering the contest helped impart the importance of recycling and environmental awareness, a vital message to our next generation who is very concerned about our planet and keeping it sustainable and healthy. We hope our SLURPIT Serpent will bring attention to this wonderful new invention which will help mitigate pollution in our waterways."

The following students worked on this project:


Rasheme Jennings

Brenna Pearce

Taylor Stiegler

Tori Yourgevidge

Michaela Lieggi

John Slusarski



SOURCE: Evergreen Packaging

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