'Trashion' Show Held at HVJA

Hood View Junior Academy (HVJA) in Boring, Ore., is proud of their Oregon Green School status. However, students took it to a new level for Recycling Awareness Week Nov. 14–18, 2011.

Students in preschool through eighth grade created fashions out of trash, displaying their costumes in a special 'Trashion' Show attended by parents, students and staff. With the spotlight shining the way, students walked the red carpet to cheers and camera flashes. First-, second- and third-place contestants were awarded prizes for creativity.

"This was a great event. It really forced the kids to think outside the box and gave them an opportunity to express themselves," says Glenda Jones, HVJA secretary.

Hood View plans to make this an annual event — after all, green really is the new black.

Featured in: February 2012