Local children recently won awards in a contest about why recycling is important.
DeAnn Massey took first place in the drawing category of the recycling contest.
Jacob Struble earned second place in the drawing category.
James Montanio took first place in the 5-younger drawing category.
Alyssa Ovitt was the first place essay winner.
Stephanie Soto-Feliciano took second place in the essay category.