Monte Vista Water District recognized student winners in the “Water is Life” Art Poster Contest at its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday night. Students in K-12 schools throughout the district’s service area were invited to create an art poster depicting various water uses and conservation messages.
The district received 142 entries representing 17 classrooms in five schools. “The poster contest gives students an opportunity to learn and artistically share how important water is to daily life,” said Board President Sandra Rose. “With so many wonderfully creative entries, selecting the winners was no easy task.”
Winning posters will be entered into a regional art contest at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), who will choose 36 poster designs from hundreds of entries submitted by water agencies throughout Southern California. The winners, who will be featured in MWD’s Student Art Calendar 2020, will be announced in early fall and recognized at a special event in early December.
The MVWD Board of Directors recognized each artist for their creative poster with a certificate of recognition and a gift card to Barnes & Noble. Teachers of contest winners will also receive gift cards to Target for school supply purchases.
MVWD has added an additional component to this year’s Poster Contest on social media. MVWD social media followers and fans are encouraged to “like” their favorite poster design, which will be used on a promotional item (such as bookmarks, magnets, etc.) to be distributed at future community events to help spread the message of using water wisely.
Grades K-3 Division Winners:
First Place: Logan Guthrie, 2nd Grade, Monte Vista Elementary School, Montclair, Teacher: Mrs. Mieras
Second Place: Carlos Halog, 3rd Grade, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. Filbeck
Third Place: Kimberly Sanchez, 3rd Grade, Monte Vista Elementary School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. Hoover
Honorable Mention: Lucca Flores, 3rd Grade, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. Filbeck
Grades 4 – 6 Division Winners:
First Place: Hannah Guthrie, 6th Grade, Monte Vista Elementary School, Montclair, Teacher: Mr. Huizar
Second Place: Ivan Hernandez-Chavez, 6th Grade, Lehigh Elementary School, Montclair, Teacher: Mr. Olive
Third Place: Analia Dominguez, 5th Grade, Howard Elementary School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. Sawyer
Grades 7 – 12 Division Winners:
First Place: Melody Velez, 7th Grade, Vernon Middle School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. F. Montano
Second Place: Nathalie Petrovic, 8th Grade, Vernon Middle School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. F. Montano
Third Place: Melanie Dimas, 8th Grade, Vernon Middle School, Montclair, Teacher: Ms. F. Montano