The Otay Water District calls on student artists in its service area to unleash their creativity in its annual Student Poster Contest. All students in district schools from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to illustrate a new theme for the 2023 contest – “Being water wise is …”
Ten talented student artists were honored for their winning work in the annual student poster contest at the May 17 Helix Water District board meeting. The students created their winning posters to visually depict the theme “Being Water Wise Is.”
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California holds the regional poster contest to increase student awareness about water. Kindergarten through eighth-grade students in local district schools are eligible to compete. This year, 453 students from 24 schools within the Helix Water District Service area submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely.
These students took top honors
Grades K – 4
First Place – Evelyn Racine, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 3
Second Place – Awra Boubetana, La Mesa Arts Academy, Grade 4
Third Place – Katharina Theuer, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 3
Honorable Mention – Aletheia Moffit, Julian Charter School Manzanita, Grade 1
Honorable Mention – Ava Bleiweiss, Fuerte Elementary, Grade 1
Grades 5 – 8
First Place – Catalina Raquel Jones, La Mesa Arts Academy, Grade 7
Second Place – Heaton Grey Hadidian, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 8
Third Place – Audrey Robinson, La Mesa Arts Academy, Grade 7
Honorable Mention – Valerie Silva, Mount Vernon Elementary, Grade 5
Honorable Mention – Cameryn Kovar, Saint Martin of Tours Academy, Grade 7
Helix Water District student artists featured in regional calendars
All winning posters will be forwarded to the Metropolitan Water District to be considered for inclusion in its 2024 “Being Water Wise Is” calendar.
First-place winner Catalina Jones in the Grades 5 – 8 category also won as a sixth grader in 2022, and her poster was included in the Metropolitan Water District 2023 regional calendar.
(Editor’s note: The Helix Water District is one of the San Diego County Water Authority’s 24 member agencies that deliver water across the San Diego County region.)
Spring Valley, Calif. – Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to unleash their creativity in the Otay Water District’s annual Student Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “being water wise is…”
Otay’s annual educational program encourages students to create a poster demonstrating their water awareness. Water conservation or stewardship should be reflected in the artwork. Some examples include turning off the water while brushing your teeth, taking short showers, protecting water from pollution, or collecting rainwater in buckets and reusing it to water plants.
“This year’s theme ‘being water wise is…’ invites students to share the many ways they can use water efficiently inside and outside their homes or schools,” said Eileen Salmeron, communications assistant and poster contest coordinator for the Otay Water District. “Because our region and the state has faced many droughts, it is vital that younger generations start making water efficiency their way of life.”