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May 27, 2014 > Students recognized by water district for posters and slogans

Students recognized by water district for posters and slogans

Board meetings can be serious business and not the most entertaining evening entertainment. But once a year, Alameda County Water District (ACWD) takes a break during its May meeting to introduce winners of the annual poster and slogan contest. Water Guy ACWD Public Information Supervisor Frank Jahn, who spends many hours visiting area classrooms to promote conservation and appreciation of our most precious asset, puts on a suit - which, according to him, is his one and only annual appearance in such attire Ð to become Master of Ceremonies.

In its 17th iteration, over 120 teachers, students, family and friends, representing 40 schools and 167 classrooms Ð grades 1-6 in public and private schools - attended the award ceremony on May 15, 2014. More than 1,770 students submitted entries. Thirty-nine students from schools in Fremont, Newark and Union City were honored for their creativity, producing posters and slogans reminding residents of the importance of using water wisely. Winning entries appear in ACWDs 2014-2015 Water Conservation Calendar.

ACWD Board of Directors President Paul Sethy spoke of the historic occasion of the meeting. He said the first ACWD board meeting was held 100 years ago on May 11, 1914 and gave a brief history of the district as a water conservation effort by citizens to preserve and protect this precious resource for current and future generations.

The Grand Prize winner is Mary Zhu, Grade 6, of Warm Springs Elementary School whose poster appears on the cover of the ACWD Water Conservation Calendar. Receiving her certificate and prize with teacher Mr. Michael Bass, she was reminded by Mr. Sethy that she might want to coach her teacher about how the prize money could be usedÉ maybe a party for her class?

For more information about Alameda County Water District and winning entries, visit: www.acwd.org


Grand Prize Winner
Mary Zhu * Grade 6 * Warm Springs Elementary School
Teacher: Michael Bass

First Place Grades 1-3
Christine Yiu * Grade 3 * Mission San Jose Elementary School
Teacher: Mary Ann Loeswick

First Place Grades 4-6
Stephanie Guan * Grade 6 * Gomes Elementary School
Teacher: Julie Bruechert and Wendy Mukai


Poster Winners
Sophie Kim * 2nd Grade * Leitch Elementary School
Sky Juinio * 6th Grade * Cesar Chavez Middle School
Iris Cheng * 5th Grade * Parkmont Elementary School
Christina Yu * 6th Grade * Gomes Elementary School
Jocelyn Wu * 2nd Grade * Chadbourne Elementary School
Mihir Shah * 4th Grade * Hirsch Elementary School
Grace Yu * 1st Grade * Fremont Christian School
Sabrina Wu * 5th Grade * Mission San Jose Elementary School
Alice Zuo * 3rd Grade * Weibel Elementary School
Shreya Prasanna * 3rd Grade * Mission San Jose Elementary School

Honorable Mentions
Kaitlin Albano * 1st Grade * Brookvale Elementary School
Kara Tokubo * 2nd Grade * Kennedy Elementary School
Audrey Wang * 2nd Grade * Chadbourne Elementary School
Shreya Nandyala * 4th Grade * Chadbourne Elementary School
Tiana Chan * 4th Grade * Kitayama Elementary School
Mahek Bhora * 5th Grade * Mission San Jose Elementary School
Katherine Zhang * 5th Grade * Gomes Elementary School
Dev Patel * 5th Grade * Warm Springs Elementary School
Jenitha Patel * 5th Grade * Warm Springs Elementary School
Nicole Lee * 5th Grade * Gomes Elementary School
Shivani Sista * 6th Grade * Gomes Elementary School
Kanchan Raju * 6th Grade * Gomes Elementary School

Slogan Winners
CaliforniaÕs in a drought, use water wisely, thatÕs what itÕs all about!
Riya Patel * 5th Grade * Chadbourne Elementary School

During a drought every drop counts!
Jason Yun * 6th Grade * Gomes Elementary School

The key to a happy life is saving water.
Gwen Tam * 5th Grade * Alvarado Elementary School

DonÕt let water go down the drain; itÕs a habit from which we have to refrain!
Meher Indoliya * 3rd Grade * Bunker Elementary School

Drip drop goes the faucet, there must be a way to stop it.
Daniel Guidry * 5th Grade * Azevada Elementary School

Drip, drip, drip. ThatÕs the sound of life, conserve it.
Julia Dil * 4th Grade * Green Elementary School

Water can make you slip and fall, but save it because itÕs shared by all.
Nathaniel Macasaet * 5th Grade * St. Edward School

Even in the heaviest rains, donÕt let water go down drains.
Anusri Chavali * 5th Grade * Warm Springs Elementary School

You can use it but not produce it. Conserve water.
Moises Rivera * 4th Grade * Brookvale Elementary School

Conserve water every day and youÕll be the hero in every way.
Heela Rahmanzai * 5th Grade * Azevada Elementary School

Every drop countsÉ Reduce your use.
Manasa Jadcherla * 5th Grade * Gomes Elementary School

DonÕt let your faucets flow, our lakes and reservoirs are very low.
Amaiya Moretto * 5th Grade * Mission San Jose Elementary School

Use what you need and save the rest because that is the best!
Samhita Mirmira * 1st Grade * Brookvale Elementary School

Saving water is the key to saving humanity!
Samika Yedur * 5th Grade * Forest Park Elementary School

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