Mayor Chris Beutler today announced the winners of the annual water conservation poster contest. Lincoln fifth-graders participated in the art contest, sponsored by Lincoln Water System and the Mayor's Environmental Task Force. The top two entries were submitted by Aleena Nguyen of Pyrtle Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on two StarTran busboards, and Evyn Shafer of Lincoln Christian School, whose artwork will be displayed on a billboard that will move to various Lincoln locations.
"When the public sees these students' art on a StarTran bus or a billboard, it sends a powerful message that water conservation is important for our children's future," said Mayor Beutler. "They also remind us of the many ways we can practice water conservation in our daily lives. Each of us has a role to play in protecting this precious natural resource."
Tied for third-place were Alaina Nielsen of Morley Elementary and Caleb Schwerdtfeger of St. John's Catholic School. Their art will be displayed at the County-City Building.
Honorable mention awards were presented to Izzy Apel, Eastridge Elementary; Atticus Paine Fina, Eastridge Elementary; Prestin Fonfara, Morley Elementary; Zoe McCullough, Kahoa Elementary; Helen Ngu, Morley Elementary; and Ruby Schmidt, Morley Elementary.
The art from all ten winning students will be used for bookmarks to be distributed at all City and school libraries.