West Basin MWD recognizes art contest winners

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The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors presented awards to 15 grand prize and honorable mention student winners, as part of the District’s annual Water is Life Student Art Contest on April 25.
More than 300 entries were submitted this year from public and private
schools throughout West Basin’s service area. Winning artwork was chosen
based on the creativity of students’ portrayal of water conservation
messages coupled with their artistic skills. One grand prize each was

The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors presented awards to 15 grand prize and honorable mention student winners, as part of the District’s annual Water is Life Student Art Contest on April 25.
More than 300 entries were submitted this year from public and private
schools throughout West Basin’s service area. Winning artwork was chosen
based on the creativity of students’ portrayal of water conservation
messages coupled with their artistic skills. One grand prize each was
awarded in the elementary, middle and high school categories and all
student winners received an iPad Air.
“This is one of my favorite water education programs that we look forward
to every year,” said board President Carol W. Kwan. “It’s a great
opportunity for students to illustrate creative water conservation
messages with original artwork. We thank all the students who participated
and the teachers in our service area who continue to help promote water
conservation in the classroom.”

Grand prize winners from this year’s contest include:

1.      Diego Gonzalez, Grade 5, Beulah Payne Elementary School, Inglewood

2.      Juan Orozco, Grade 7, Prairie Vista Middle School, Hawthorne

3.      Michelle Akamine, Grade 12, Culver City High School, Culver City

The 12 honorable mention award winners were:

1.      Minji Kang, Grade 5, Lunada Bay Elementary School, Palos Verdes
2.      Miki Uchida, Grade 3, Pennekamp Elementary School, Manhattan Beach
3.      Joli Garcia, Grade 4, Farragut Elementary School, Culver City
4.      Jocelin Sanchez, Grade 3, 156th Street Elementary School, Gardena
5.      Jacqueline Chui, Grade 7, Chadwick School, Palos Verdes
6.      Ariella Figueroa, Grade 6, Oak Street K-6 School, Inglewood
7.      Evgeniya Bozhko, Grade 8, Manhattan Beach Middle School, Manhattan
Beach
8.      N.K. Soon, Grade 6, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo
9.      Jasmine Park, Grade 10, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Palos
Verdes
10.  Fabian Martinez, Grade 11, Inglewood High School, Inglewood
11.  Sonia Araujo, Grade 12, Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne
12.  Hannah Cho, Grade 10, West High School, Torrance

Part of West Basin’s program to foster the awareness of water
conservation, particularly during this time of drought, the Water is Life
Student Art Contest encourages third through twelfth grade students to
create a water conservation message and illustrate it with original
artwork. The 2016 art contest was sponsored by the law firm of Lemieux
O’Neill, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, and SUEZ
North America.
For more information about the Water is Life Student Art Contest and to
learn more about West Basin’s education programs, visit
www.westbasin.org<http://www.westbasin.org>.

West Basin MWD recognizes art contest winners