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Judges Select TMWA Poster Art Contest Winners

By ThisIsReno

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First-place winner, Samantha Nolan (7-8 grade category)

Local students’ artwork shows “Water is a Precious Resource”

The results are in for Truckee Meadows Water Authority’s (TMWA) 10th annual Poster Art Contest, sponsored by Wild Island Family Adventure Park and Family Pulse Magazine. Judges gathered to select winners in three grade categories. Winning posters reflect creativity and effectiveness in illustrating responsible water use around this year’s theme: “Water is a precious and limited resource. Save it today so we have it tomorrow!”

First-place winners in each category received a $100 savings bond. Second-place winners received a $50 savings bond and third-place and honorable mention winners received a $25 savings bond. The winners’ respective schools will receive matching funds. All winners received a Wild Island Season Pass with two add-on attractions. Winning artwork may be used in TMWA promotions throughout the summer and will be displayed at various public locations in the Truckee Meadows.

Kyle Kim, a Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School student, won first-place in the kindergarten through third grade category for illustrating the easy ways he saves water for the future. Second-place was awarded to Mahima Patel and third-place went to Danni-le Lattin, both from Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School.

Amaya Rose, from Van Gorder Elementary School, won first-place in the fourth through sixth grade category, whose illustration shows how water can be saved for tomorrow by watering only twice a week. Iyanna Carroll, another Van Gorder student, received second place.

Samantha Nolan, a Kendyl Dapoali Middle School student, won first-place in the seventh through eighth grade category. Samantha, who has been awarded for her artwork in TMWA’s Poster Art Contest before, reminds the community that silver and gold aren’t our only precious resources. Tanya Marqez-Velazco, a student at Yvonne Shaw Middle School received second place.

An Honorable Mention was awarded to Lydia Traverso, another Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School student and Jonah Dees of Huffaker Elementary was awarded a “Special Mention for Artistry” by the panel of judges.

Judges for the contest included: Jessica Santina, editor of Family Pulse Magazine; Anita Hawkins, a TMWA Water Conservation Consultant; and Maria Dufur, TMWA New Business Project Coordinator.

To view all of the winning artwork, visit www.tmwaacademy.com.

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.