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Tess Colwell/The Gazette
Melissa Vanderslice, an art teacher at Gibbs Elementary School in Germantown, poses with some of her students in front of a mural created out of more than 4,050 recycled plastic bottle caps. The mural was designed by every grade level at the school. Pictured (from left): fifth-graders Catherine Allen and Yaniv Gonyoe, third-grader Jose Cabrera III, second-grader Calie Dunn, kindergartner Brooke Kenyon, first-grader Om Desai, kindergartner Jayden Lim, third-graders Sharath Kannan and Emilee Towey, fourth-graders Matt Beekey and Brittany Holt and Vanderslice.