Poster Contest Winners Illustrate Saving Water During Drought
The Otay Water District has selected its annual Water is Life Student Poster Contest winners for illustrating why water is a precious but limited resource during times of drought. Five students from schools in Chula Vista and El Cajon were selected from 123 submissions.
The annual educational program invites K-12 grade students in the District’s service area to participate. This year, first- and second-place winners were selected from elementary and middle school categories. Due to ineligibility, only one winner was selected from the high school category.
“We are proud to see a young generation of students share their awareness about water conservation and stewardship when it matters most,” said Eileen Salmeron, communications assistant and contest coordinator. “As California faces a drought, we hope students and their families understand that making small changes at home or school to conserve can make a big difference in building resiliency against drought.”
The District will recognize the five winners at its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Each winner will receive a gift card, certificate, art kit, and goody bag.
In addition, the District entered the winning posters in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s annual student poster contest. MWD selects about 36 posters from various participating water agencies across Southern California to feature in its Water is Life calendar. This year, MWD selected two posters from Otay Water District. Otay is proud to have Khilee Haull, a seventh grader from Hillsdale Middle School, and Christian-Kealoha Rogacion, a fifth grader from Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, represent Otay in MWD’s 2023 calendar.
To learn more about the District’s poster contest and other educational programs, visit otaywater.gov/education-programs.