“Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners Announced
St. Lucie County School Students Create Water Conservation Messages
What: St. Lucie County school students in grades K-12 were invited to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea in the “Drop Savers” Poster Contest.
When: Entries were due March 1
Where: St. Lucie County Schools
Who: Port St. Lucie Utility Systems, in conjunction with Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA)
Why: The contest teaches elementary-aged school children, and reminds middle and high school-aged teens, about the importance of water conservation. The City of Port St. Lucie believes the best opportunity to conserve water is through a long-range education and awareness program.
Details: In addition to creating posters, Jenny Tomes, Utility Marketing Coordinator, was invited to speak to classes about the importance of water conservation and help inspire ideas for their poster entries.
Just under 200 entries were submitted by nine St. Lucie County Schools, including Floresta Elementary, Ivy League Academy, Manatee Academy K-8, Morningside Elementary, Northport K-8, Palm Pointe Educational Research School, Southern Oaks Middle School, St. Lucie West K-8, and Sun Grove Montessori School.
Port St. Lucie Utility Systems employees judged the posters on their message, creativity, and originality. A winner was chosen from each participating grade level.
2019 “Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners:
- 1st Grade – Natalie Sidelien from Ivy League Academy
- 2nd Grade – Jewel Hand from Floresta Elementary
- 3rd Grade – Aria Clark from Floresta Elementary
- 4th Grade – Ethan Costa from Floresta Elementary
- 5th Grade – Donnae Moore from St. Lucie West K-8
- 6th Grade – Jayden Hollar from Ivy League Academy
- 7th Grade – Jaime Salvador from Northport K-8
- 8th Grade— Alana Edwards from Northport K-8
Each winner received a $25 Walmart gift card. The students were also recognized for their efforts during a special presentation at the City Council Meeting on April 8.