Local high school students were honored for their winning photos at an awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s board meeting on February 26, 2020.

Sixty-nine students from three schools entered the annual high school photo contest, highlighting the importance and beauty of water in everyday life. The contest is open to any student living or attending school within the district’s service area. The following students took top honors:

Black & White Category

First Place – Rylee Koval, Santana High School, Grade 10

Second Place – Faith Farrell, Santana High School, Grade 12

Third Place – Bri Massaro, Grossmont High School, Grade 10

Honorable Mention – Faith Rowe, Santana High School, Grade 10

Honorable Mention – Mirna Dawood, Grossmont High School, Grade 10

Color Category

First Place – Avery McFedries, Grossmont High School, Grade 12

Second Place – Emily McCann, Grossmont High School, Grade 10

Third Place – Fernando Lara, Grossmont High School, Grade 12

Honorable Mention – Jaqueline Aguilar, Grossmont High School, Grade 12

Honorable Mention – Daneca Perez Opinion, Grossmont High School, Grade 11

The winning photos will be on display through May at the district’s administration office located at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa. They have also been posted on the district’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/helixwater/.

The Winning Photos

1st Place, Black & White

Rylee Koval
Santana High School
Grade 10

1st Place, Color

Avery McFedries
Grossmont High School
Grade 12

2nd Place, Black & White

Faith Ferrell
Santana High School
Grade 12

2nd Place, Color

Emily McCann
Grossmont High School
Grade 10

3rd Place, Black & White

Bri Massaro
Grossmont High School
Grade 10

3rd Place, Color

Fernando Lara
Grossmont High School
Grade 12

Honorable Mention, Black & White

Faith Rowe
Santana High School
Grade 10

Honorable Mention, Black & White

Mirna Dawood
Grossmont High School
Grade 10

Honorable Mention, Color

Jaqueline Aguilar
Grossmont High School
Grade 12

Honorable Mention, Color

Daneca Perez Opinion
Grossmont High School
Grade 11