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June 12, 2007 > Water Conservation Poster Awards

Water Conservation Poster Awards

Submitted By Frank Jahn

More than 120 people attended the Alameda County Water District's Water Conservation Poster and Slogan Contest awards ceremony on Thursday,June 7. Thirty-seven students from schools in Fremont, Newark and Union City will be honored for their creativity in producing posters and slogans reminding residents of the Tri-City area of the importance of using water wisely. Winning entries appear in ACWD's 2007-2008 Water Conservation Calendar.

Cassandra Chung, a fourth grader at Chadbourne Elementary School in Fremont, was the grand prize winner. Her drawing appears on the cover of the Water Conservation Calendar. Leslie Streight, Chung's teacher, will receive a check for $100 to be used for a classroom project or field trip.

Tulika Mohanti, a second grader at Mission Valley Elementary School in Fremont, and Emily Lin, a fifth grader at Eastin Elementary School in Union City, were both first place winners. Their posters also appear prominently in the calendar.

Each winner was congratulated by ACWD Board President Art Lampert. Winners received award certificates and gift certificates to a local store. Winners, their parents and siblings who attended the ceremony were treated to a lively presentation of how the water district, through "stringent safety regulations" assures the quality of water that reaches their homes and schools.

The Poster and Slogan Contest was open to 1st - 6th grade classrooms in the Fremont, Newark and New Haven Unified School Districts, as well as to private schools in the ACWD service area. More than 1,500 students submitted entries, representing more than 48 schools and 152 classrooms.

The Poster and Slogan Contest is just one element of ACWD's School Education Program. The Education Program provides local school classrooms with educational resources that stress the various facets of water science and water management with the objective of producing citizens capable of making informed decisions regarding state and local water resources. The Education Program reaches more than 27,000 students annually throughout the Tri-City area.

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