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May 28, 2010 > Water Conservation Poster and Slogan Contest Awards

Water Conservation Poster and Slogan Contest Awards

Submitted By Frank Jahn

More than 100 people attended the Alameda County Water District's (ACWD) Water Conservation Poster and Slogan Contest awards ceremony on May 13. Thirty-seven students from public and private schools in Fremont, Newark, and Union City were 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 2010-2011 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 nearly 1,600 entries.

Prerika Chawla, a sixth grader at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont, was the grand prize winner in this year's contest. Her "Beauty Dwells in Every Drop" themed poster appears on the cover of the Water Conservation Calendar. Mrs. Ferreira, Chawla's teacher, received a check for $100 she can use for a classroom project or field trip.

Suprav Goswami, a third grader at Mission Valley Elementary School in Fremont, and Tina Chen, a sixth grader at Alvarado Middle School in Union City, were both first place winners. Their posters also appear prominently in the calendar.

Each winner was congratulated by an ACWD Board member. Winners received 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. Nearly 1,600 students submitted entries this year, representing 41 schools and more than 135 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.

Grand Prize Winner
Prerika Chawla - Grade 6 - Gomes Elementary School
Teacher: Chris Ferreira

First Place Grades 1-3
Suprav Goswami - Grade 3 - Mission Valley Elementary School
Teacher: Lisa Latin

First Place Grades 4-6
Tina Chen - Grade 6 - Alvarado Middle School
Teacher: Neil Schwartzfarb

Poster Winners
William Zhan - Grade 2 - Chadbourne Elementary School
Caroline Chou - Grade 4 - Ardenwood Elementary School
Alison Fang - Grade 4 - Green Elementary School
Brian Huang - Grade 5 - Gomes Elementary School
Lucille Njoo - Grade 5 - Chadbourne Elementary School
Nichole Lim - Grade 4 - Stratford School
Kajal Raju - Grade 6 - Gomes Elementary School
Tavish Mohanti - Grade 1 - Mission Valley Elementary School
Ryan Hahn - Grade 4 - Chadbourne Elementary School
Vedant Mehta - Grade 5 - Mission San Jose Elementary School

Honorable Mentions
Bharat Kathi - Grade 1 - Leitch Elementary School
Amy Zhu - Grade 1 - Gomes Elementary School
Vivian Lee - Grade 2 - Kennedy Elementary School
Lana Salvador - Grade 2 - Vallejo Mill Elementary School
Sania Khan - Grade 2 - Warwick Elementary School
Helen Chen - Grade 3 - Gomes Elementary School
Emily Shao - Grade 4 - Warm Springs Elementary School
Ivy Xie - Grade 5 - Durham Elementary School
Jeanine Tso - Grade 5 - Gomes Elementary School
Catherine Zeng - Grade 5 - Chadbourne Elementary School
Hannah Choi - Grade 6 - Christian Community Schools
Anirudh Iyengar - Grade 6 - Parkmont Elementary School

Charlotte Jean Alegado - Grade 5 - Alvarado Elementary School
Water conservation, a wise decision, saving mankind and our nation.

Caitlin Dutra - Grade 6 - Warm Springs Elementary School
Water is great, water is good, why don't we save it?, we all should.

Rushalee Nirodi - Grade 5 - Mission San Jose Elementary School
Don't dampen your spirits - Save Water!

Dario Do - Grade 2 - Kennedy Elementary School
Earth is water, water is life. Don't waste water, be water wise!

Sonja Adeni - Grade 5 - Christian Community Schools
Don't be a villain and leave the water spillin'

Santiago Solar-Sanchez - Grade 5 - Parkmont Elementary School
For dryin' out loud! Save water!

Amelia DiPaola-Robinson - Grade 4 - Broovale Elementary School
April raindrops that fall from the sky - we need to save some for next July.

Pranav Nagarajan - Grade 4 - Forest Park Elementary School
Lower the consumption rate before it is too late!

Madhuboni Bhattacharya - Grade 5 - Warwick Elementary School
Turn off the faucet when not in use, and H2O you will not lose!

Arcianna Afoa-Elisaia - Grade 5 - Alvarado Elementary School
Turn off the faucet and you'll have money in your pocket.

Joaquin Medina - Grade 4 - Parkmont Elementary School
Our world needs water to survive... without it we would fail to thrive.

Elena Chen - Grade 2 - Christian Community Schools
Do the math, don't take a bath.

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