By GUY FLETCHER
ANNAPOLIS - Lenny Belt said he has never been very good at winning contests.
But he took his entry in Maryland's anti-litter slogan contest seriously last year, submitting the phrase, "Don't be a fool, litter isn't cool."
"I just knew I wanted something that rhymed that sort of made sense," Lenny said.
The 12-year-old with a knack for writing and an interest in the environment was shocked when he was chosen one of 24 students from across the state to win a first-place prize in the contest.
"I never dreamed I'd win. I normally don't win contests," said Lenny, who recently moved from Hancock, where he was a sixth-grader at Hancock Middle-Senior High School, to Waynesboro, Pa.