FARMINGDALE, NJ - The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and Monmouth Mall celebrated Earth Day on April 23 with the Forever Green – Earth Day Contest. More than 45 girls created sculptures using recycled materials to reflect one of three contest themes: Reduce Plastic Waste, Use Energy Efficiently or Plant a Garden. Girls received inspiration from Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts who loved nature and the outdoors.
Junior Girl Scout Adrianna Wright won the Best in Show Prize for her model of Colts Neck using recycled materials at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and Monmouth Mall’s Earth Day Contest.
Adrianna Wright a nine-year-old Junior Girl Scout from Colts Neck won the Best in Show prize for her model of Colts Neck made from a variety of recyclable materials. She received a $200 Monmouth Mall gift certificate and a $75 gift certificate for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore council shop.
Other winners received a $100 Monmouth Mall Gift Certificate and a $50 Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore council shop gift certificate. They include:
- ·Ashley Mallon, 11, and Brittney Mallon, 7, from Keyport. They received first prize in the Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout category for girls in kindergarten through third grade. They created a model of the recyclable bottle process.
- ·Amanda Lynch, 12, from Long Branch received first prize in the Junior/Cadette Girl Scout category for girls in grades four through eight. She created bracelets from used toothbrushes.
- ·Emily Falco, 14, from Holmdel, received first prize in the Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout category for girls in grades nine through 12. She created flower displays using old records and other recycled material molded into pedal-like shapes to create each flower.
Each of the winning sculptures and many others will be displayed at Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, through May 15.
Emily Falco from Holmdel received first prize in the Senior/Ambassador category for her creative flower displays made from old records and other recycled material at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and Monmouth Mall’s Earth Day Contest.