Ten East County high school students were honored for their winning photos in the 2020 Helix Water District High School Photo Contest. The winning photographers were recognized at the February 26 board of directors meeting.
This year’s photo contest challenged high school photographers to highlight the importance and beauty of water in our everyday lives. Entrants were asked to show how water is used in homes and landscapes, in local businesses, for irrigating public spaces and parks, producing the goods we use and foods we eat, street cleaning, and firefighting.
Water flows through everything we do. Indoors, we use water for drinking, washing, cooking, and cleaning. Outdoors, we use water to fill our swimming pools, wash our cars and grow plants in our yards.
High school students living or attending school within Helix’s service area were eligible to enter, which includes La Mesa, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Spring Valley, and areas of Lakeside. Sixty-nine students from three schools entered the annual competition.
First-place winners received a $150 cash prize; second place received $100; honorable mention received $50.
The 2020 Helix Water District High School Photo Contest winners are:
Black & White Category
First Place – Rylee Koval, Santana High School, Grade 10
Second Place – Faith Farrell, Santana High School, Grade 12
Third Place – Bri Massaro, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
Honorable Mention – Faith Rowe, Santana High School, Grade 10
Honorable Mention – Mirna Dawood, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
First Place – Avery McFedries, Grossmont High School, Grade 12
Second Place – Emily McCann, Grossmont High School, Grade 10
Third Place – Fernando Lara, Grossmont High School, Grade 12
Honorable Mention – Jaqueline Aguilar, Grossmont High School, Grade 12
Honorable Mention – Daneca Perez Opinion, Grossmont High School, Grade 11
The winning photos will be on display through May at the district’s administration office at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa. The photos are also posted on the district’s Facebook page.