Helix Water District honored local student artists for their winning Water Is Life posters at an awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s board meeting on May 22, 2019.

Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of the Helix’s wholesale water providers, holds a regional poster contest for students in kindergarten through sixth grade to increase student’s awareness about water.

Helix promotes the contest to all K-6 schools within its service area. This year, 220 students from 20 schools submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely. The following students took top honors:

Grade K-3

1st Place

Eden Olivas, Flying Hills Elementary, Grade 2

2nd Place

Sofia Figueroa, Murdock Elementary, Grade 3

3rd Place

Mia Lara, Saint John of the Cross, Grade K

Honorable Mention

Octavio Calderon, Saint John of the Cross, Grade 2

Honorable Mention

Allegra Diller, Saint John of the Cross, Grade 2

Grade 4-6

1st Place

Zoe Miles, Flying Hills Elementary, Grade 6

2nd Place

Karina Rodriguez, Avondale Elementary, Grade 6

3rd Place

Aaron Moreno, Bostonia Language Academy, Grade 4

Honorable Mention

Valeria Ramirez, Saint John of the Cross, Grade 4

Honorable Mention

Irene Tehan-Boren, Flying Hills Elementary, Grade 6