Sydnee Saksa, daughter of Steve and Lisa Saksa of Pickerington, was the first place winner for the third grade billboard contest in Fairfield County.
The contest is run by the Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency. It requires students to design a billboard and a slogan that has to do with recycling and litter prevention. Nearly 1,900 students participated in this year's contest. Sydnee's entry will be displaced on a large billboard in Lancaster for the entire month of April.
There was an awards ceremony on April 18. At the ceremony, Sydnee was awarded a $50 check and a certificate of achievement and recycled content products.
Shown above is the winning billboard design created by Sydnee Saksa.
Sydnee is the granddaughter of Steve and Marge Saksa of Colerain and Tom and Martha Harmon of Columbus.