Above: The first place poster in the 4th-8th grade category, drawn by Kaylee Martin, a 5th grade student at Highlands Elementary.
We honored local student artists for their winning Water Is Life posters at a virtual awards ceremony during our June 16, 2021, board meeting.
Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of our wholesale water providers, holds a regional poster contest for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to increase student’s awareness about water.
We promote the contest to all K-8 schools within our service area. This year, 231 students from 17 schools submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely. The following students took top honors:
Grades K – 3
First Place – Sofia Cardenas Loera, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Grade 3
Second Place – Tiffany An, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 3
Third Place – Stella Stackhouse, Avocado Elementary, Grade 2
Honorable Mention – Lucas Regimbal, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 3
Honorable Mention – Sanora Atoe, Lexington Elementary, Grade 3
Grades 4 – 8
First Place – Kaylee Martin, Highlands Elementary, Grade 5
Second Place – Valeria Ramirez, St. John of the Cross, Grade 6
Third Place – Hannah Maass, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 8
Honorable Mention – Maddy Amezwa Cruz, Literacy First Junior Academy, Grade 8
Honorable Mention – Sarah Cervantes, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 8