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Calling all 3rd Graders

RECYCLEBOT CHALLENGE

We need you to MAKE & THINK about Earth Day

Congratulations to all 83 students!
You did a fantastic job 👏

 

Scroll to see the submissions & winners!

How It Works

STEP 1

Watch our video and start thinking about your helper. Download the flyer

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Fill out our fun & quick form — name your helper, tell us where they live and what they do!

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STEP 3

Build your RecycleBot and take some pictures to share with us.

Submit pictures of your RecycleBot ONLY. We will not include any pictures of the creator for voting purposes. Voting will be anonymous. 

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Submissions will be voted on in these categories:

  • Best Overall (Bot and Story)

  • Most Creative (good imagination or original ideas)

  • Most Unique (good message, fun, unusual items)

  • Best Use of Plastic and/or Styrofoam

  • Best Use of Paper and/or Textiles

  • Best Use of E-Waste (Metal and/or Electronics)

Prizes

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McDONALD'S HAPPY MEALS

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FREE ICE CREAM FROM SCOOP

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SEED PAPER

2021 Participants

Every third-grader who submitted a RecycleBot in the challenge received a special RecycleBot sticker and a paper leaf seed packet to plant.  We would like to acknowledge all the third-graders who entered the 2021 RecycleBot Challenge by listing them below by School & Teacher. See all the submissions here.

 

Cliffside Elementary

  • Mrs. Allen:  AJ Walker, Brooklyn Reece, Dakoda Owens, Derek Seabrook, Jaxton Gosnell, Kailiyah Payne, LJ Wilkins, Timothy Colon

  • Mrs. Mitchell:  Aniyah Rollins, Ayden Strange, Caleb Potlow, Joshua Maya, Kearney Maxwell, Leah Potter, Miccah Shearer, Sebastian Childress, Zoey Cash

 

Forrest W. Hunt Elementary

  • Mrs. Hill:  Aniston Cox, Avianna Derisma, Kailee Melton, Kelsy Lester

 

Pinnacle Elementary

  • Mrs. Hutchins:  Channing Godfrey, Daisey Ehli, Gavin Parker, Harper Ormand, Jayden Twitty, Joseph Wilson, Lacey Nelon, Olivia Spangler, Rebecca Ogle

  • Mrs. Summey:  Adriana Henderson, Aiden Rodriguez, Austin Chapman, Braedyn Vaughn, Christopher Brewer, Cody Dixon, Gavin Jonas, Hardy Campbell, Jayme Jackson, Roczana Lopez, Sophia Jenson

 

Rutherfordton Elementary

  • Mrs. Beattie:  Abigail Esau, Akira Deviney, Alexis Bailey, Bentley Miller, Brielle Finnan, Camden McCurry, Charles Rogers, Gabriel Horne, Kaleah Evans, Lilia Steiner, Mackenzie Blanton, Mariah Harris, Peyton Lane, Ripley Meredith, Sydney Lohrmeyer, Troy Swafford

  • Mrs. Millard:  Aubree Dunk, Ezekyel Jackson, Kinsley Manis, Kristopher Tate, Masen McLaughlin, Max Ramirez, Sophie Hill

 

Sunshine Elementary

  • Mrs. Hutchins:  Annsley Bumgarner, Ridge Warlick

 

Trinity Christian

  • Mrs. Crowe:  Ava Taylor, Blakelei Owens, Braylie Jenkins, Chloe Erwood, Hadassah Snipes, Holden Roper, Huntley Hinnenkamp, Lacey Birch, Makenna Carpenter, Natalie Thompson, Nevaeh White, Olivia McEntyre, Peyton Merrill, Peyton Singleton, Savanah Willis

2021 Best-Of-The-Best RecycleBot

 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all involved. This would not be possible without the support of the KRCB Committee, the participation from our public & private school systems, their teachers, the students' parents, and the donations from our prize sponsors. To see all 83 submissions, check out the KRCB Facebook page. You can also find out about other initiatives in the county spearheaded by KRCB to make a cleaner, more sustainable future. You can watch the announcement video here

The votes have been tallied and recounted and the winners for the 2021 RecycleBots Challenge have been chosen! Judges included Eco-Artist Natalya Khorover, Litter Committee Chair Jess Kerr, Mascots Roxi and Rocki Raccoon, and community partner Shelley Roberts. The winners of the ‘Fan Favorite’ category were selected by our Facebook community collecting hundreds of votes!

Winners for Best Overall (Bot and Story) are:

1st Place / Annsley Bumgarner with “Mr. Bot” at Sunshine Elementary School

What does “Mr. Bot” do?  Me and Mr. Bot go outside and recycle.  Mr. Bot has eyes in the back of his head so he can watch to make sure everyone is recycling.  He wants everyone to recycle to save the Earth.  I gave him a brain so he can teach people how to recycle.  I gave him arms so he can pick up trash.

What materials were used?  Paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, milk jugs, and plastic containers.

2nd Place / Jaxton Gosnell with “Metal Head” at Cliffside Elementary School

3rd Place / Ava Taylor with “Goldie” the RecycleBot at Trinity Christian School

Winners for Most Unique are:

1st Place / Max Ramirez with “Clyde” the RecycleBot at Rutherfordton Elementary School

What does “Clyde” do?  He makes old things into new things.  For example, he makes old plastic bottles into new plastic bottles.  He absorbs recycling to make it easy for him.

What materials were used?  Cardboard, fabric, tape, plastic bottles, mask, plastic bags, and newspaper.

2nd Place / Sophie Hill with “Mittens the Cat” at Rutherfordton Elementary School

3rd Place / Peyton Singleton with “Walle” the RecycleBot at Trinity Christian School

Winners for Best Use of Plastic and/or Styrofoam are:

1st Place / Gabriel Horne “Wally” the RecycleBot at Rutherfordton Elementary School

What does “Wally” do?  It takes trash out of the water so the animals don’t die and so you can reuse it.  It will make a new robot.

What materials were used?  Paint, metal, bottle holder, marker, and milk jug.

3rd Place / Adriana Henderson with “Sticks” Bot at Pinnacle Elementary School

2nd Place / Avianna Derisma with “Bot 6” at Forrest W. Hunt Elementary School

Winners for Best Use of Paper and/or Textiles are:

1st Place / Alexis Bailey with “Lola the Robot” at Rutherfordton Elementary School

What does “Lola the Robot” do?  My RecycleBot stays on the side of the highway picking up cans and once in a while goes to a recycle plant to put the cans over and other things she found on the side of the road.

What materials were used?  Cardboard, tape, fabric, and paint.

2nd Place / Caraline Mast with “Cotton” the RecycleBot at Pinnacle Elementary School

3rd Place / Ayden Strange with “Turtle-Bot (TB)” at Cliffside Elementary School

Winners for Most Creative (good imagination or original ideas) are:

1st Place / LJ Wilkins with “Blakee” the RecycleBot at Cliffside Elementary School

What does “Blakee” do?  Rides a skateboard and picks up trash.

What materials were used?  Box, wood, wheels, tape, and foil dish.

2nd Place / Kailee Melton with “Ronnie Melton” the RecycleBot at Forrest W. Hunt Elementary

3rd Place / Brielle Finnah with “Rylie the RecycleBot” at Rutherfordton Elementary School

Winners for Fan Favorite (based on facebook votes) are:

1st Place / Ridge Warlick with “Kaden” the RecycleBot at Sunshine Elementary School

What does “Kaden” do?  Serves at recreation parks, events, ball games, and community events.  “Kaden” serves children any refreshment they choose and puts a smile on all the kids faces.

What materials were used?  Juice boxes, cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, clothes pins, candy, egg cartons, glue, and tape.

2nd Place / Blakelei Olivia Owens with “Helper” the RecycleBot at Trinity Christian School

3rd Place / Adrianna, Sebastian, Abbigail, Siana, Serenity with “Lucy F.” at Cliffside Elementary School

Watch for your chance
to enter next year!

Submit pictures of your RecycleBot ONLY. We do not include any pictures of the creator for voting purposes. Voting is anonymous. 

Step 2 - Upload

RecycleBot Flyer

Step 3 - Upload

Front Pic of RecycleBot (Required)
#2 Pic of Your RecycleBot
#3 Pic of Your RecycleBot

Thank you for submitting!