Island School students were invited to create a poster using their own creative water conservation ideas, designs and slogans to promote water conservation. Each student had the opportunity to express ways to conserve water through a poster design contest.
The Gasparilla Island Water Association Inc., in partnership with the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association and The Island School, is in its first year of participation in the “Drop Savers” Water Conservation Poster Contest.
“GIWA feels our best opportunity to conserve water is through a long-range education and awareness program, and what better way than to begin with our young people,” said Bonnie Pringle of GIWA in a press release.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Drop Savers contest, which promotes water awareness and conservation. The overall goal of the contest is to encourage students to incorporate saving water into their daily routines.
Other students cited included:
n Zach Leclair, second place in kindergarten-first grade; Kylie Robbins, third place in kindergarten-first grade;
n Karoline Bellamy, second place in second-third grades; David Hayden, third place in second-third grades; and
n Tyler Marsden, second place in fourth-fifth grades; and Ava Reecher, third place in fourth-fifth grades.
“GIWA wants to thank the Island School, and our judges, Sue Shaffer and Dianna Shandorf, for their participation in the contest,” Pringle said. “GIWA also wants to thank The Loose Caboose, Dolphin Cove Inc., and Englewood Bank for their donations to this important youth project.”
Winning posters were submitted by, from left: Harrison Parent in kindergarten-first grade, Abby Turner in second and third grades and Ashley Miller in fourth and fifth grades.