Winners, Runners-Up Announced for Water Supply’s 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

Winners, Runners-Up Announced for Water Supply’s 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

 

HAWAIʻI ISLAND – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawai‘i, congratulates the nearly 500 Hawai‘i Island schoolchildren who entered the Department’s 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest held earlier this year.

 

Open to K-6 students, the contest drew entries from 13 public and private schools located around the island, along with one homeschooler.  This year’s theme was “Our Water, Our Future, Conserve It” to emphasize how using water wisely and reducing wasteful water use helps preserve the island’s finite supplies of safe drinking water.  Participants created original artworks, and the entries were judged on poster originality, visual artistry, and depiction of the contest theme.

 

Prizes were awarded for the winning and runner-up entries for each grade, except for first grade, which drew only one entry.  A YETI® water bottle customized with the DWS’ logo was the main prize.

 

DWS thanks all the students and their teachers for embracing drinking water education.  Teaching keiki about the water they drink in fun, engaging ways will help to create water stewards best equipped to manage and protect our most precious resource – safe drinking water.

 

All poster entries can be viewed under the “Community” tab on the Department’s website, www.hawaiidws.org.

 

Mahalo to the following young artists for sharing their amazing works and water-conservation knowledge:

               

Kindergarten:

Winner:  Josie Davis, Standing Springs Academy

Teacher:  L. Mei-Lan Sharpe

 

 

Runner-Up:  Keala Hall, Standing Springs Academy   

Teacher:  L. Mei-Lan Sharpe

 

1st Grade:

Winner:  Jack Olson, Homeschooler    

Teacher:  Patricia Olson

 

 

Runner-Up:  No entry   

 

2nd Grade:

Winner:  Hi‘ila‘i Laeda, Keaukaha Elementary School

Teacher:  Karlie Lewis

 

Runner-Up:  Paisley Kalani-Royston, Keaukaha Elementary School

Teacher:  Kevyn-Bren Inouye

 

3rd Grade:

 

Winner:  Elle Mochida, E.B. deSilva Elementary School                                           

Teacher:  Kari Maikui

 

 

Runner-Up:  Luciana Balzotti, E.B. deSilva Elementary School  

Teacher:  Kristen Doolittle

                  

4th Grade:

Winner:  Olivia Williams, E.B. deSilva Elementary School                                                                                                               

Teacher:  Tracie Yamashita

 

 

Runner-Up:  Jaeden Like, E.B. deSilva Elementary School    

Teacher:  Jaimie Lynn Himalaya

 

5th Grade:

Winner:  Ella Rubio, Waiākeawaena Elementary School    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Teacher:  Lane Matsuura

 

 

Runner-Up:  Gemma Bassetti, Waiākeawaena Elementary School     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Teacher:  Lane Matsuura

 

6th Grade:

Winner:  Keirah Wong, E.B. deSilva Elementary School    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Teacher:  Christopher Curry

 

 

Runner-Up:  Brooklyn Kim, E.B. deSilva Elementary School     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Teacher:  Breanna Nelson

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