GCHS junior Scherer wins award in the Clean Air Poster Contest

anika scherer's poster won a big award in the statewide clean air poster contest
This clean air poster created by Grand County High junior Anika Scherer won the Malouf Award. She competed with more than 800 Utah high school students. Courtesy photo

Grand County High junior Anika Scherer was one of a handful of Utah students out of more than 800 to win an award in the Clean Air Poster Contest.

Edwin Stafford of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University said Scherer won the Malouf Award, which comes with a $200 cash prize. The award was announced Monday morning at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at USU’s Logan campus.

Stafford in an email said the purpose of the annual contest is to “combine art, environmental science, and savvy marketing to engage teens learning to drive to understand the air pollution implications of their new driving privilege. Teens learn about Utah’s air pollution challenges, driving and transportation strategies to help preserve Utah’s air quality during the state’s polluted winter inversion season, and marketing communication strategies for delivering messages with impact. Winning posters are then used for education outreach across the state.