Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District honors local students for water conservation art at annual contest

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District board of directors (from l to r) George Cambero, President Harvey R. Ryan, Phil Williams, Nancy Horton, and Andy Morris congratulate local elementary school artists for their water conservation poster art. Courtesy photo
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District board of directors (from l to r) George Cambero, President Harvey R. Ryan, Phil Williams, Nancy Horton, and Andy Morris congratulate local elementary school artists for their water conservation poster art. Courtesy photo

LAKE ELSINORE – More than 2,300 elementary students from a dozen schools participated in Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s annual “Water: use it Wisely” poster contest. The 21 winning submissions came from students in kindergarten through fifth grade, who created posters illustrating the importance of water as a life source and critical resource. EVMWD has sponsored the contest for more than 20 years; they recognized the artists at the Feb. 9 board meeting.

The winning entries are submitted to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for the regional competition. The top artwork selected in that contest will be featured on Metropolitan’s “Water is Life” calendar.

Participating students came from Lake Elsinore Unified School District, Sycamore Academy Charter School and Menifee Union School District.

The 2017 poster contest winners included Cierra Blackwell of Donald Graham Elementary, Aiden Briney-Cansino, Rihanna Miller, Kayla Ollarsaba and Aliyah Simon of Herk Bouris Elementary, Nayeli Ruiz Figueroa of Lakeland Village School, Braxden O’Brien and Michelle Quinonez of Luiseno Elementary, Celina Tejeda of Machado Elementary, Jaidyn Mangham of Railroad Canyon Elementary, Sophia Romaniello and Joshua Stice of Sycamore Academy Charter School, John Emmerling, Katrina Hunt, Adan Martinez, Janelle Rocha, Noelia Tuitasi and Nicole Villa of William Collier Elementary, Judith Mena of Elsinore Elementary and Isahi Contreras and Carlos Sanchez of Withrow Elementary.

For more information about EVMWD educational programs, please visit www.evmwd.com/education.

EVMWD provides service to more than 144,000 water and wastewater customers in a 96-square mile service area in western Riverside County. The district is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website at www.evmwd.com for additional information.

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