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Students create recycled-trash artwork

More than 760 students at Great Neck's Lakeville

More than 760 students at Great Neck's Lakeville Elementary School crafted this giant fish out of cardboard, discs and empty chip bags. (Dec. 9, 2013) Photo Credit: Tara Conry

The fifth annual Town of North Hempstead Recycled Artwork Contest challenged students to create art by upcycling items that would normally be discarded. This year, the town received 73 submissions, reflecting the work of 1,731 students at area schools. All artwork will remain on display at the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck through Jan. 6. After that they'll be moved to Albany, where they'll be on display in the New York State Capitol building.

More than 760 students at Great Neck's Lakeville
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

More than 760 students at Great Neck's Lakeville Elementary School crafted this giant fish out of cardboard, discs and empty chip bags. (Dec. 9, 2013)

Christian Sikiric, a fourth-grader at Notre Dame School
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Christian Sikiric, a fourth-grader at Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park, crafted this winning project -- a take on Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" -- with his classmates for the Town of North Hempstead's Recycled Artwork Contest. (Dec. 9, 2013)

Great Neck North High School students Greg Schwartz
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Great Neck North High School students Greg Schwartz and Eli Shayestehpour made a table out of old tennis balls and rackets for the Town of North Hempstead's Recycled Artwork Contest. (Dec. 9, 2013)

Student projects created for the Town of North
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Student projects created for the Town of North Hempstead's Recycled Artwork Contest are on display inside the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. (Dec. 9, 2013)

North Hempstead Town officials hand out awards to
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

North Hempstead Town officials hand out awards to winners of the fifth annual Recycled Artwork Contest during a reception at Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. (Dec. 9, 2013)

New Hyde Park Memorial High School juniors Jay
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

New Hyde Park Memorial High School juniors Jay Shah, Joel Thomas and Ashneel Raj erected a model of the Empire State Building using 200 soda cans. (Dec. 9, 2013)

New Hyde Park sixth-grader Katie Gray won an
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

New Hyde Park sixth-grader Katie Gray won an award for this miniature replica of The White House that she created with classmate Reva Schroff for the Town of North Hempstead's Recycled Art Contest. (Dec. 9, 2013)

Shira Lichter, a second-grader at JFK Elementary School
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Shira Lichter, a second-grader at JFK Elementary School in Great Neck, made musical notes out of brown paper bags for the Town of North Hempstead's Recycled Art Contest. (Dec. 9, 2013)

Alessandra Barlas, a fourth-grader at St. Mary's Elementary
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Alessandra Barlas, a fourth-grader at St. Mary's Elementary School in Manhasset, used discarded milk cartons, cans and juice boxes for her winning recycled art project. (Dec. 9, 2013)

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