Wreath-Cycled Pre-K - 12 Classroom Challenge

Schools around Chicago helped deck the halls at Shedd Aquarium by making a holiday wreath of 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Classroom wreaths are hung around the Caribbean Reef exhibit and other areas throughout the holiday season.

Winning Categories and Prizes

The following categories/prizes will be given to one winning group per grade span (pre K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).

Most Creative: $50 gift card for classroom supplies.

Best Educational Message: $50 gift card for classroom supplies.

Overall: Free field trip to Shedd with bus transportation and lunches included.

Fan Favorites: There will be one winning group across the pre K-12 grades for fan favorite online and onsite: $25 gift card.

2017 Winning Wreaths

Overall winners:
Edwards Elementary School, Pre-K–Grade 2, Cynthia Juarez's class
Roosevelt Elementary School, Grades 3–5, Jami Brown Tucker's class
Eberhart Elementary School, Grades 6–8, Mary Rodriguez's class
Jefferson High School, Grades 9–12, Craig Stenberg's class

Most creative:
Sonnets Academy, Pre-K–Grade 2, Ashley Dolewski's class
Mark Twain Elementary School, Grades 3-5, Ashley Pantos' class
Mark Twain Elementary School, Grades 6–8, Megan Hively's class
St. Francis High School, Grades 9–12, Sarah Mantooth Humbert's class

Best educational message:
Sacred Heart, Pre-K–Grade 2, Michelle Keen's class
Pope John XXIII School, Grades 3–5, Cathy Patterson's class
Reinberg Elementary School, Grades 6–8, Aleksandra Skorb's class
St. Charles East High School, Grades 9–12, Elizabeth Savickas's class

Fan favorites:
One of the fan favorites was selected by visitors to Shedd Aquarium and the other by online voting.
On-Site Fan Favorite: Northside Catholic Academy, Kindergarten, Kelin McDavid's class
Online Fan Favorite A: Irving Elementary School, Grade 1, Ms. Cevaal's class
Online Fan Favorite B: Everest Academy, Grade 2, Karen Miller's class

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