Topeka Students from an elementary school were presented with a landscape painting by artist Stan Herd during a ceremony with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
The award was for the students' recycling efforts to raise funds for soccer goals at St. George Elementary, which is in Pottawatomie County. Sebelius said Friday the effort combined recycling with physical fitness.
Herd made the painting, inspired by the Flint Hills, during a 12-day run and walk to promote the state's recycling awareness program, called Get Caught Recycling.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is giving awards for recycling efforts. More information about the contest, which ends Aug. 21, can be found at www.GetCaughtRecycling.org or by calling (800) 282-9790.