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County of Orange and Discovery Science Center Announce Winners in Eco Challenge Poster Contest

Contest Winners Will Step Up to Bat as Honorary Angels Bat Kids

SANTA ANA, Calif. – July 24, 2013 – Five creative Orange County children have been awarded an Honorary Angels Bat Kid experience as winners in the Eco Challenge Poster Contest, presented by the County of Orange, Discovery Science Center (DSC) and Angels Baseball.

A total of 82 posters were submitted by boys and girls between the ages of eight and fourteen (8-14) who used their imagination and creativity in designing a unique, eco-themed poster. All contest entries were based on one of four themes provided in relation to the Eco Challenge exhibit at DSC.

Recycling – Show how you make an effort to recycle in your everyday life. Reusing Materials – Show how household items can be reused in multiple ways. Reducing Waste – Show how to reduce waste in your daily life. A Greener Future – Show what an ecofriendly Earth would look like.

“I commend these young artists for their talent as well as their commitment to making eco-friendly choices. The Eco Challenge poster contest is an engaging way to share personal experience and inform others. That’s what the exhibit is all about,” said First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen. “It’s fantastic that winners get the special opportunity to be an Honorary Angels Bat Kid for a home game during the 2013 season.”

Five winners were selected by a panel of judges from the County of Orange, DSC, and Angels Baseball. Entries were judged based on originality, visual clarity, relevance to theme, artwork, and effectiveness of message. The top scoring entry in each of Orange County’s five supervisorial districts will become an Honorary Angels Bat Kid for a home game in August or September 2013. They will also receive four tickets to enjoy the predetermined game, complimentary parking, one bat kid uniform, one official baseball, one on-field credential for dugout access, and one professional field photo.

Eco Challenge Poster Contest Winners:

  • Supervisorial District #1: Jesse Magdalero, City of Garden Grove – age 11
  • Supervisorial District #2: Jackie Olivares, City of Costa Mesa – age 12
  • Supervisorial District #3: Mia Mongan, City of Orange – age 7
  • Supervisorial District #4: Jack Taylor, City of Brea – age 10
  • Supervisorial District #5: Cami Adams, City of Ladera Ranch – age 8

All five posters will be on display for public viewing at the County of Orange Hall of Administration. For more information on the Eco Challenge poster contest and the winners, visit


About the County of Orange and OC Waste and Recycling

The mission of the County of Orange is to make Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services. OC Waste & Recycling helps fulfill this mission by meeting the County’s solid waste disposal needs by providing waste management services, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. OC Waste & Recycling manages one of the nation’s premiere solid waste disposal systems, which serve 34 cities and over three million residents. OC Waste & Recycling operates a network of three active landfills and four household hazardous waste collection centers. Visit for more information.


About Angels Baseball

The Los Angeles Angels joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1961 and have since gone on to win eight American League Western Division Championships, host three All-Star games and capture the 2002 World Series Championship. Over its 53-year history, the franchise also boasts two MVP’s, two Cy Young winners, two Rookie of the Years, 34 Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 138 All-Stars. Visit the Angels online at, follow them on Twitter @Angels and like them on Facebook at For media information, visit


About Discovery Science Center

For 25 years, Discovery Science Center (DSC) has been a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting educators teach science and increasing public understanding of science, technology, engineering and math through interactive exhibits and programs. With one of the largest education outreach programs in the county and an unparalleled approach at creating immersive, game-based exhibits, DSC is revolutionizing how educational content is delivered. Throughout the year, guests can take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero or feel the power of a simulated rocket engine launch. Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Bubblefest throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover. DSC owns and operates the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center based in Santa Ana, CA and will be opening a second facility in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, call (714) 542-CUBE or visit


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Information (media):
Julie Chay – County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling – (714) 834-4059;

Isabel Rios – County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling – (714) 834-4000;

Dan Nasitka, Manager – Public and Community Relations, Discovery Science Center – (714) 913-5018;


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