Watts Wins Recycling Poster Contest with Compost Creation


East Islip High School career development student Christopher Watts recently won the Town of Islip’s annual Earth Day Poster Contest, and his work was put on display on the third floor of the town’s Main Street building in Islip. Watts received a certificate of recognition from the town along with a $50 Walmart gift card, which he used to purchase a gift for his father on Father’s Day.

“I am really happy to have won the poster design contest,” said Watts. “I worked really hard on it. It was challenging and a bit out of my comfort zone, but I was excited to try something new.”

His original poster design, illustrating the process of composting, was done in colored pencil on 18x24 poster board. Watts drew renderings of compost and used his slogan “Recycling To Beauty: From This to This” to explain how compost can create beautiful flowers and fauna.

“I am proud of Chris,” said art teacher Daniel Figliozzi. “Winning this contest is a great achievement. He worked really hard all year on his art and continues to push himself. I am excited to work with him again next year.”