Group: High Women sponsor recycled artwork contests | Leisure/Life

The Baton Rouge Chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction sponsored a Recycled Youth Art Contest for its youth group Top Teens in America in November.

Cymoine Holmes won first place; Alexis Jackson, second place; and Nyla Piper, third place. Holmes created a Greek proscenium stage made mostly of recycled and reusable materials.

The competition gave the youngsters an opportunity to discuss recycling and reuse of items, and gave students the opportunity to see the effects of recycling and see how they can help the environment by recycling and reusing garbage, to create something new and creative. The work of art consisted of 80% garbage or recyclables. The art was judged on the use of recycled materials, visual appeal, creativity, and originality and craftsmanship.

Errin Gaines and Diane Drake serve as chairs of Community Beautification and Keep America Beautiful programs. Top Ladies of Distinction is under the direction of Doris Brown.