To the Editor:

The 2012 awards ceremony for the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) poster contest was April 25 in Danbury.

Students of each of the eleven municipalities served by HRRA had been invited to submit posters supporting the theme, "How and What Do You Reduce, Reuse and Recycle?"

The presentation was attended by numerous first selectmen and other elected officials.

As vice chairwoman of the New Milford Town Council, I was given the honor of attending the presentation on behalf of Mayor Pat Murphy as the representative from New Milford.

I was able to personally congratulate each of the 10 New Milford winners and also present to them their plaques and gifts.

New Milford had much to be proud of at the awards ceremony.

The New Milford regional winners and honorable mention recipients spanned school levels from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Of the 11 HRRA municipalities, New Milford not only received the most awards but also had the grand prize winner, Annie Moa, who is a senior at New Milford High School.

Annie will have her poster mounted on two billboards in the area for one month, including one in New Milford on Route 7, north of Larson Road.

Because of Annie Moa's exceptional artwork, New Milford High School was the first recipient of the $1,000 award as the grand prize winner's school.

Go, New Milford.

Cecilia Buck-Taylor

New Milford