Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill) recently concluded its fifth annual Water Is Life student art competition. The contest was open to all students, in grades K-12, attending a school located within the service area of a member water agency that Foothill serves.
The District received 134 total entries. The top 15 entries will be submitted to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) for further consideration for inclusion in the 2017 Water Is Life student art calendar. Winners will be selected in the fall and honored at a student art exhibit and recognition event sponsored by MWD. Criteria for judging the art pieces consisted of addressing the theme of the contest, originality of the piece and slogan, and degree of visual and word clarity.
The top 12 entries will receive further recognition through an FMWD Board of Directors meeting on May 31 where students will receive prizes including gift certificates from sponsors Los Gringos Locos Restaurant and The Flintridge Proper Restaurant.
The top 12 entries are:
9th – 12th Category First Place: Kaitlyn Watcher, 10th grade, Crescenta Valley High School; Second Place: Sarah Moon, 9th grade, Elite Art School.
6th – 8th Category First Place: Yoona Lee, 8th Grade, Rosemont Middle School; Second Place: Eric Chang, 6th Grade, La Crescenta Elementary.
K – 5th Category First Place: Holly Hong, 3rd Grade, Paradise Canyon Elementary; Second Place: Jadun Kim, 5th Grade, La Crescenta Elementary.
Honorable Mentions: Paloma Castro, 8th Grade, Eliot Middle School; Henry Kilbury, 4th Grade, Crestview Preparatory School; Elisa Booth – 5th Grade, La Cañada Elementary; Cameron Ouye – 4th Grade, La Crescenta Elementary; Adrianna Ismale – 5th Grade, La Crescenta Elementary; Aarav Munoor – 1st Grade, La Cañada Elementary.