Carrollton Announces Winners of Drinking Water Week Poster Contest
In celebration of Drinking Water Week (May 6-12), the City of Carrollton and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (C-FBISD) partnered to hold the annual Drinking Water Week Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “What Do You Know About H20?” Third through fifth grade students unleashed their creative sides in the hope of winning a prize.
|Artwork by Sara Briones, 1st Place Winner|
Students were asked to design a poster focusing on ways to conserve water at home or at school. Posters were judged on originality, creativity, and adherence to the theme of water conservation. One winner and one runner-up were selected.
First place went to Sara Briones, a fourth grader at Country Place Elementary and her art teacher, Mrs. Stephanie Stephens. Briones received a $100 gift certificate to the Perot Museum, as well as a stuffed woolly mammoth from the museum gift shop.
Runner-up went to Shannon Johnson, a third grader at Country Place Elementary and her teacher, Mrs. Stephanie Forester. Johnson received a $50 gift certificate to the Perot Museum, as well as a stuffed sea turtle from the museum gift shop.
The winning students’ teachers also received a gift card to Target to use toward school supplies for their classrooms.
“The City of Carrollton was extremely impressed by the participation and creativity we saw from the poster contest entries this year,” said Kiersten Wiley, Water Resource Management Specialist. “The eagerness we saw from the C-FBISD elementary students in getting the message across about water conservation was very inspiring.”
For more than 40 years, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and its members have celebrated the value of water, offering unique opportunities for both municipal public works departments and the citizens they serve to join together in recognizing the importance water plays in our daily lives. The week-long event became a national observance in 1988 when then President Ronald Reagan signed a joint congressional resolution to name the first week of May as Drinking Water Week.
For more information on the superior water standards provided to Carrollton residents, visit cityofcarrollton.com/water.