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May 13, 2009 > Water District to Present Poster and Slogan Awards

Water District to Present Poster and Slogan Awards

Submitted By Frank Jahn

More than 100 people are expected to attend the Alameda County Water District's Water Conservation Poster and Slogan Contest awards ceremony on May 14. Thirty-seven students from public and private 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 2009-2010 Water Conservation Calendar.

The 25 posters and 12 slogans highlighted in this year's calendar were judged to be the winners (based on artistic ability, creativity, and water conservation message) from over 1,450 entries.

Alison Fang, a third grader at Millard Elementary School in Fremont, is the grand prize winner in this year's contest. Her "Water Olympics" themed poster appears on the cover of the Water Conservation Calendar. Mrs. Batalao, Fang's teacher, will receive a check for $100 to be used for a classroom project or field trip.

Erin Zhu, a second grader at Chadbourne Elementary School in Fremont, and Zixin Chen, a sixth grader at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont, were both first place winners. Their posters also appear prominently in the calendar.

Each winner will be congratulated by an ACWD Board member. Winners receive award certificates and gift certificates to a local department store.

The Poster and Slogan Contest is an annual event and is open to 1st-6th grade classrooms in the ACWD service area. Over 1,450 students submitted entries this year, representing 43 schools and more than 139 classrooms. ACWD has sponsored the Poster and Slogan Contest since 1998.

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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