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Water Authority Honors Winning Students in Conservation Art and Essay Contest

May 06, 2011

Twelve students from elementary schools across the county received recognition for their winning entries in the Be WaterSm"ART"Essay Contest sponsored…

Twelve students from elementary schools across the county received recognition for their winning entries in the Be WaterSm"ART"Essay Contest sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority and the San Diego County Office of Education.

More than 450 second-grade through fifth-grade students from 25 area schools entered the contest that asked them to write an essay and draw a picture answering the question, “What does being water smart mean to me?”  Students received awards and prizes at a reception held today at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

“We were overwhelmed at the students’ thoughtfulness and passion about water conservation that they conveyed through their essays and drawings,” said Elsa Saxod, Chair of the Water Authority Board’s Legislation, Conservation and Outreach Committee, and host for the award ceremony. “We want to thank the parents and teachers who encouraged these kids to enter. Instilling in our children an ethic to conserve and protect our precious water resources helps them grow into adults who will continue to be ‘water smart.’”

Three students from each grade level received an award certificate and prizes donated by Geppetto’s Toy Store, Boomers! and Atlantis Laser Tag.  The chart below lists each winning student’s name, grade and school.

The winning art and essay entries can be viewed online at: www.sdcwa.org/be-watersmart-essay-contest. A part of Water Awareness month, the winning entries will also be on display through the end of May in the lobby of the Water Authority’s headquarters at 4677 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa.   

 

Name

 Grade

 School Name

 Placed

 Madelaine Giek

 2nd

 Francis W. Parker Lower School

 1st

 Nicole Luna

 2nd

 Our Lady of Grace Elementary

 2nd

 Garrett Kunkler

 2nd

 Cardiff Elementary

 3rd

   

   

   

   

 Mia Salatka

 3rd

 Barnard Elementary

 1st

 Heather Holdo

 3rd

 Bonsall Elementary

 2nd

 Connor Newton

 3rd

 Bonsall Elementary

 3rd

   

   

   

   

 Melissa Deorsola

 4th

 Sunset View Elementary

 1st

 Jesse Goldstein

 4th

 Hawthorne Elementary

 2nd

 Nina Morch

 4th

 Hawthorne Elementary

 3rd

   

   

   

   

 Christina Ryder

 5th

 South Oceanside Elementary

 1st

 Nailah McDuffie

 5th

 Wegeforth Elementary

 2nd

 Emily Huynh

 5th

 Farr Elementary

 3rd   

  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $240 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

    Media Contact Information

    Ed Joyce

    Phone: (949) 276-1675

    Email: Ejoyce@sdcwa.org