Floyd County Schools (FCS) is excited to announce the winners of the FCS Department of Instructional Technology Recycling STEAM Challenge. The challenge was aimed at promoting STEAM and environmental conservation. It invited students to collect recyclable materials and repurpose them in a creative manner to create a new product. The Recycling Challenge helped students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, instilled the importance of responsible conservation practices, and allowed a medium to foster their creativity. Additionally, through this challenge, students learned about the positive impact that recycling can have on our planet.
All grades and subject areas were invited to participate in the challenge. Many teachers incorporated this challenge into their everyday classroom lessons, and 88 student projects were submitted for evaluation. Winners received a certificate and a goody bag from Rome-Floyd Recycling Center and Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful, as well as a trophy made from repurposed recyclable materials by Coosa High art students.
Congratulations to the following students:
- Elementary School 1st Place: Survival Kit – Sam Etheridge, AES
- Middle School 1st Place: Wonderland Theme Park (Ridgely Sarratt, Jaycee Everett, Benelli Dempsey, & Libby Lively), AES
- High School 1st Place: Piggy Banks, Henry Nails & Kalik Dulaney, CHS
“Floyd County Schools is committed to enriching everyday teaching and encouraging students to take active roles in creating a more sustainable future for our community,” said Celena Arrington, FCS Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning. “Special thanks to the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center and Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful for partnering with Floyd County Schools in this challenge. We look forward to continuing the Recycling STEAM Challenge for years to come. Congratulations to our winners!”
The FCS Department of Instructional Technology sponsors STEAM challenges throughout each school year to promote creativity, innovation, and problem-solving in all classrooms. Each STEAM challenge is designed to allow participation in all grades and subject areas. Teachers are provided with resources for incorporating the activities into their curriculum.