Mayor Chris Beutler today announced the winners of the annual water conservation poster contest. Lincoln fifth-graders participated in the art contest, sponsored by the Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force. The top two entries were submitted by Olivia Schmidt, Kahoa Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on two StarTran busboards; and Alex Rownd, Rousseau Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on billboards at various Lincoln locations.
"This annual contest is a terrific way to display the artistic talents of our young people while at the same time, helping to introduce them to the idea that we need to be good stewards of our natural resources and the environment in general," said Mayor Beutler. "Through this effort, our Water Conservation Task Force is reinforcing good water conservation practices for our young people and helping them understand that we need to value and cherish our natural resources in their lifetime. This sets a good example for future generations to follow."
The third-place winner was Kaitlin Sonday of Morley Elementary. Honorable mention awards were presented to Serena Tenhumberg, Pyrtle Elementary; Carly Alley, Morley Elementary; Caroline Startzer, Morley Elementary; Olivia Drennon, Pyrtle Elementary; Katrina Collicot, Humann Elementary; Brian Nguyen, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary; and Zach Madsen, Humann Elementary.