8th Annual Eco-Heroes Contest Winners Announced

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington Environmental Commission is happy to announce winners for this year’s 8th annual Eco-Heroes Contest. Judging was based on three criteria: creativity/originality, interpretation of the theme, and technical skill/visual appeal.

Winners of the Eco-Heroes Contest will be honored by the Mayor of Bloomington John Hamilton and presented a prize at the Eco-Heroes awards ceremony on Saturday, April 27th. The ceremony will be held in the Showers City Hall Council Chambers at 10 a.m. It is open to the public and bringing family and friends is encouraged.
The MCCSC winners in each category are as follows:

  • 1st place: Jacob Kennedy, 2nd Grade, Rogers Elementary
  • 2nd place: Vanora McKinlay, 1st Grade, Rogers Elementary
  • 3rd place: Emma Warner, 2nd Grade, Rogers Elementary


  • 1st place: Marisa Schmidt, 5th Grade, Summit Elementary
  • 2nd place: Christine Collins, 4th Grade, University Elementary
  • 3rd place: Evie Hemmerich, 4th Grade, Binford Elementary


  • 1st place: Richelle Elkes, Gavin Hillenberg, Aubrie Hubbard, Jesse Kogge, Scott Pollock, Keate Senior, & Maxim Tretyuk 9th – 11th Grade, The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship
  • 2nd place: Torin McLaughlin, 11th Grade, Bloomington High School South
  • 3rd place: Anna Wrasse, 10th Grade, Bloomington High School South


  • 1st place: Georgia Koushiafes
  • 2nd place: Stacy Calderon
  • 3rd place: Charles Culp