FALLBROOK – Fourth-graders from schools all over North County were handed a box of crayons and a blank sheet of paper, and then asked to illustrate the idea that water is life. Of the 1,000’s of posters colored, only a select few made it into the final product: the 2011 “Water Is Life” calendar.
With the annual contest, Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) and 12 other North County water agencies collaborate in finding the most eye-catching images illustrating the need for saving water. The topic is especially relevant this year with the current drought. The calendar is then given away in FPUD’s office.
About 300 Fallbrook fourth graders participated in the environmental art contest. The top three Fallbrook artists were recognized at the board of directors meeting on April 26. All 12 of the student artists with the best drawings were recognized at the meeting. Those top three will have their artwork featured in the calendar and will win a T-shirt with their winning artwork printed on it. All 12 pupils will win special prizes and all 300 contest entries will be on display.
Fallbrook’s top 12 are, in no particular order: Eric Scrape, Amanda Gutierrez and Julissa Manrriquez of Live Oak School; Kenia Basurto, Julia Deming, Jennifer Santos, Brian Garcia, Daniel Milton and Aidan Cruz Hayek of La Paloma Elementary; Travis Tysor, Bethany Dean and Nikki Slazak of Zion Lutheran School.