"I'm impressed by the professional design put together by Ms.
Lewis," said Councilmember Remy. "I look forward to seeing this
mascot help push forward our litter initiatives.
Ms. Lewis created a cardinal named Scarlet,
who fashionably supports cleaning litter in our community. Designed digitally
as part of an arts program at Fort Hayes, Scarlet is wearing a green
recycling shirt and seems eager to fight litter across the City.
Click here to view Councilmember Remy surprise presentation to
Fort Hayes High School will receive a
$1,500 first place prize, awarded in the student's name, to be used in
support of arts education or environmental sustainability. Coming in second
place was Richie Kearney from Lindbergh Elementary School, and Angel Conteh
from Maize Elementary School came in third. Both schools will receive prizes
of $500 in support of arts education or environmental sustainability.
"This mascot contest was an effort to
heighten awareness and reduce litter throughout our neighborhoods and city
streets," said Councilmember Remy.
The criteria for the winning mascot was
that the design would be based on one of the following themes:
- Pride in My City: I am proud to call Columbus my
home, and I want to ensure that my City shines for all to see.
- Green and Clean: Cleaning up litter helps to preserve
our environment by keeping waste out of our rivers and parks.
- The "Litter" of the Law: We respect the
laws of our City, and litter is against the rules.
"As a parent of three Columbus City
Schools students, I knew the students in our city were very talented, but I
was blown away by the level of creativity in the submissions we
received," said Remy. I'm so proud of Columbus City Students, and happy
to support their artistic endeavors."