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Asheville students participate in Earth Day poster contest

Students at one Asheville City School are participating in an Earth Day poster contest. The classroom project has given them a better appreciation for the world around them. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Students at one Buncombe County School are participating in an Earth Day poster contest.

The classroom project has given them a better appreciation for the world around them.

Students used the words and the research of Rachel Carson to create their own theme. The marine scientist, who died in 1964, warned of the dangers of pesticides like DDT.

Art teacher Ashley Ricci said she has incorporated other subject into the Tree Week project in hopes of inspiring every student she teaches.

"Some of them don't thrive on art," Ricci said. "They thrive and they find math and literacy more important or more interesting to them and it kinda helps those students who struggle with the art it kind of brings in their interest too."

Seventy-five students are participating in the Earth Day poster contest. The project is due next week.

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