Destiny G. and Carlos T, both students from the Baldwin Park Unified School District, were the winners of a promoted by school authorities and by the Waste Management company.
The contest aimed to raise awareness among students about the importance of recycling, was framed within the celebration of National Recycling Day.
A total of 20 schools in the district participated in the event.
Initially only one winner was going to be named, but the prize was divided among Elementary and High schools, said Eloisa Orozco, spokesperson for Waste Management.
The winners will receive $100 gift cards courtesy of Waste Management, and will be officially recognized during the District Board meeting on January 22.
Destiny G. is a second-year student at Pleasant View, and her project consisted of a cabin built using newspaper and empty egg cartons.
Carlos T., a senior at North Park, built a helicopter using empty aluminum cans.