Morgan Martin is a Girl Scout who cares about giving back and the environment. She is a “go getter” and when she has an idea, she goes for it. Morgan’s drive and environmentally friendly idea could gain her 6th grade Carl Hankey Elementary School classroom Disneyland passes, a Flip Video Recorder and more if her “trash art” project earns top billing.
Morgan is a finalist in the TrashARTist Challenge, which was created by MUZEO in collaboration with Hilton Anaheim, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and others as an arts education program to heighten awareness and promote zero-waste recycling by engaging students to turn recycling into art; trash-to-art. MUZEO, a museum and cultural arts center in Anaheim, sent flyers to local schools and Morgan decided to enter. She took Girl Scout cookie boxes – Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and others – and transformed them into a Girl Scout figure.
One finalist is selected from each city, and Morgan is now vying for a People’s Choice Award. The community can help support her by visiting Morgan’s YouTube video at www.trashartist.com/2010Finalists/GR4-6/46205. Every view counts as a vote for this inventive Mission Viejo student.