We want to congratulate this year’s winner of our 2019 Youth Water Poster Contest. Each year, participation in the contest grows, where teachers and students throughout the City of Santa Ana work together on a creative project while learning various water-related themes such as water quality and conservation. This year’s theme “Protecting Our Watershed” asked students to use their imagination and creativity to illustrate how pollution enters into our waterways and how they can help protect our local watershed. They learned about the Water Cycle and how watersheds not only support habitat for plant and animals, but provide drinking water for people and wildlife.
In addition to receiving a special certificate from Santa Ana City Council, the Water Resources Division awarded winners with trophies and prizes, ranging from gift certificates to Nintendo Switches and iPads. Students weren’t the only winners. A special drawing for a $200 gift certificate from Art Supply Warehouse was held for teachers who actively encouraged student participation in the contest. We would like to thank the Santa Ana Unified School District, which, for the past four years, has supported our annual Youth Water Poster Contest and help make this important educational initiative a success!
Alexa Victoria Flores, 8, grand prize winner (Washington Elementary)
Jacqueline Rico Perez, 8, finalist (Garfield)
Anushree Sitaula, 7, finalist (Washington Elementary)
Britney Echeverria, 12, grand prize winner (Lathrop Intermediate)
Jannel Bello, 10, finalist (Jim Thorpe Fund)
Gianna Garcia, 10, finalist (Jim Thorpe Fund)
Laisha Echeqoyen, 13, grand prize winner (Lathrop Intermediate)
Gianna Patino, 13, finalist (Lathrop Intermediate)
Katie Tran, 13, finalist (Lathrop Intermediate)
Cielo Echeqoyen, 15, grand prize winner (Santa Ana High School)
Jenisis Ramon, 16, finalist (Century High School)
Monica Rodriguez, 16, finalist (Godinez Fundamental High School)
Call for entries for the 2020 Youth Water Poster Contest begins this fall. This year's theme is "Imagine A Day Without Water."