Calling all 3rd Graders
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
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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
Mrs. Hutchins: Annsley Bumgarner, Ridge Warlick
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