No drought in student’s creative talent

Conservation-themed artwork to be featured in water district’s 2010 calendar
By: Kristin Withrow Special to the Press Tribune
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With so much emphasis on saving water these days, San Juan Water District, in cooperation with other local water districts, recently announced the 2009 winners of its poster and science exhibit contests. The contest began 18 years ago and encourages fourth- through sixth-grade students to create posters urging water conservation. The winners receive savings bonds and gift certificates from local businesses, and the teachers of the winning students receive $100 to use in their classrooms. “We’re always amazed at the artistry and creativity of the students,” said San Juan Water District Customer service manager Judy Gagnier. This year, 310 students participated in the poster contest. The water district also chooses winners for water related exhibits at Cavitt Junior High School’s science fair each year. Of the exhibits on display, 13 were included in SJWD’s contest. Each of the water agencies involved in the contest selects three winners. The winning posters are featured in the Water Awareness Calendar distributed to customers each year.