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Local Students Recognized for Artwork Reflecting the Value of Water

ENCINITAS — At its June 12 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized several student artists for their exceptional entries in OMWD’s annual fourth grade poster contest and high school photo contest.Park Dale Lane Elementary student Lola Taylor crafted a creative poster of a rain harvesting system for which she was awarded first place. Stone Ranch Elementary student Casey Lidstad claimed second place for her art piece depicting the ways in which water is used at local homes. Sydney Williams of El Camino Creek Elementary rounded out the top three with a creative interpretation of water sources.

OMWD also launched a high school photo contest that challenged students to capture images that expressed the value of water in everyday life. Catherine Quinto of Maranatha Christian High School took home first and second place, while Wen Zhang of the Grauer School placed third.

The contests work to teach students the value of using water efficiently, while providing OMWD with locally produced artwork to reinforce this message to its customers. Seven schools in OMWD’s service area participated in the 21st annual “Water for Life” poster contest that sees fourth-grade students draw images to demonstrate the importance of water in San Diego.