Local high school students were honored for their winning photos at an awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s special board meeting on March 20, 2019.

Seventy-four students from four 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 – Jeanette Chen, Monte Vista High School, Grade 12
Second Place – Brisa Rueda, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
Third Place – Neva Devine, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
Honorable Mention – Sabrina Lynn Boykin, Santana High School, Grade 10
Honorable Mention – Parker Rufener Simpson, Grossmont High School, Grade 11

Color Category:
First Place – Sunshine Astourian, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
Second Place – Joilee Luna, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
Third Place – Layla Burdett, Santana High School, Grade 10
Honorable Mention – Rylie Codiamat, Santana High School, Grade 11
Honorable Mention – Kristin Williams, Grossmont High School, Grade 11

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

The Winning Images

A Rainy Day
Jeanette Chen, Monte Vista High School
1st Place / Black & White

Rain on Leaf
Sunshine Astourian, Grossmont High School
1st Place / Color

The Beauty in the Storm
Brisa Reuda, Grossmont High School
2nd Place / Black & White

Grasslands
Joilee Luna, Grossmont High School
2nd Place / Color

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Neva Devine, Grossmont High School
3rd Place / Black & White

Leaf Splash
Layla Burdett, Santana High School
3rd Place / Color

Water Wheel
Sabrina Lynn Boykin, Santa High School
Honorable Mention / Black & White

Path of Light
Rylie Codiamat, Santana High School
Honorable Mention / Color

City of Stars
Parker Rufener Simpson, Grossmont High School
Honorable Mention / Black & White

Drops on a Bottlebrush
Kristin Williams, Grossmont High School
Honorable Mention / Color