Morristown High students honored at recycling dinner, where yesterday’s news is tomorrow’s fashion
We’ll never look at old newspapers, plastic wrap and soda tabs in quite the same way after Friday’s Morris County recycling awards dinner.
Kelly Whalen’s fashion design class from the County College of Morris put on a show at the Hanover Manor that turned refuse into haute couture. Some of these creations were pretty hot… which was scary, considering the flammability factor of paper dresses.
Check out the photos below and see for yourself.
The 24th annual awards dinner of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority was emceed by Penny Jones, a.k.a. Glinda Garbahj, fresh off her triumphal performance in The Last Ride of Sustainable Man at the MorristownGreen.com Film Festival.
Penny was stunning in a gold dress made from credit cards.
Among the evening’s award winners were a pair of Morristown High School students.
Valerie Bai, a sophomore from Morris Plains, impressed the MUA with her Slam Dunk the Junk recycling poster.
When she’s not churning out environmental art, Valerie plays tennis, violin and cello.
Nicole Gomez, an MHS senior, received the Maraziti, Falcon & Healey environmental excellence scholarship. She volunteers for Grow It Green Morristown at the Urban Garden at Lafayette, and is a cross-country runner.
Her advanced placement environmental science teacher, Paris Pallis, described Nicole as one of the top students she has taught in her 35-year career.
“Out of 50 kids I had last year, she was number one,” the teacher said. “She’s very conscientious and goes above and beyond the call.”
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