Above: The winning second place poster in the 4th-6th grade category, drawn by Nurah Avellano, a 6th grade student at St John of the Cross in Lemon Grove during the 2019-20 school year.

We honored local student artists for their winning Water Is Life posters at a virtual awards ceremony during our October 28, 2020, 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 sixth grade to increase student’s awareness about water.

We promote the contest to all K-6 schools within our service area. This year, 174 students from 14 schools submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely. The following students took top honors:

Grades K – 3

First Place – Gabriel Espino, Lemon Avenue Elementary, Grade 3

Second Place – Marvin Sears, La Mesa Dale Elementary, Grade 3

Third Place – Alexander Mollner, St. John of the Cross, Grade 2

Honorable Mention – Pashaun Tillman, La Mesa Dale Elementary, Grade 3

Honorable Mention – Lily Griffin, Murdock Elementary, Grade 3

Grades 4 – 6

First Place – Jose Sabedra, Bostonia Language Academy, Grade 4

Second Place – Nurah Avellano, St. John of the Cross, Grade 6

Third Place – Mina Saeed, Lexington Elementary, Grade 4

Honorable Mention – Valeria Ramirez-Quiroz, St. John of the Cross, Grade 5

Honorable Mention – Giselle Villegas Garcia, Lemon Grove Academy, Grade 5

Grade levels are for the 2019-20 school year

View all the winning posters on our Facebook page