Ava McMurray, a student at Summit Lakes Middle School, was one of four national runner-up winners in the 2013 Eco-Product Design Contest, sponsored by Elmer’s Glue Crew and TerraCycle.
Students in Tamara Davidson’s eighth-grade science class participated in the contest, designing creative upcycled products featuring used classroom materials that were destined for the trash can.
TerraCycle experts evaluated entries based on the level of creativity and ingenuity exhibited in using commonly discarded materials. They also examined the environmentally friendly and commercially viable aspects of each entry. The public voted on finalists online during a two-week window.
McMurray’s colorful caterpillar upcycled organized shelf earned her a prize pack with an upcycled mailbag coin pouch.