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EVMWD Honors Local Student Artists at Annual Water is Life Contest

On Thursday, February 13, the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) Board of Directors recognized 25 local students for their winning contributions to the 2020 Water Is Life poster contest.

More than 2,800 students participated in the 2020 Water Is Life contest, representing 18 schools from Lake Elsinore Unified School District, Menifee School District and local charter schools. Participants ranged from kindergarten to fifth grade. The annual contest provides an opportunity for students to engage with water education in a hands-on way as they communicate conservation concepts through their artwork.

“It is a privilege to celebrate the talent and hard work of these young artists,” said Andy Morris, EVMWD Board President. “Through their impressive artwork, they have communicated the importance of environmental stewardship and practical tips on how to make water conservation a way of life.”

Over 120 family members, principals, and teachers celebrated the student artists at a reception and ceremony held at EVMWD headquarters. Students received trophies and prizes while the teachers received bundles of classroom essentials as a token of appreciation for their involvement.

Several of the winning entries will be submitted to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for a chance to be featured in their regional “Water Is Life” calendar for 2021.

The 2020 poster contest winners include:

Cottonwood Canyon Elementary – Jasmine V. Mascarena

Donald Graham Elementary – Ashlynn Sundahl, Bryar Judge, Randell Ann Alino

Earl Warren Elementary – Dalia Glade, Mila Romero

Elsinore Elementary – Taleen Abouziki

Herk Bouris Elementary – Ivy Nguyen

Keith McCarthy Academy – Isaias Ayala

Lakeland Village School – Perla Castrejon

Luiseño School – Gael Madrigal, Justin Quinonez, Peyton Rosas

Machado Elementary – Ayden Luna

Mountainside Academy – Joanna Lovely

Railroad Canyon Elementary – Elena Contreras, Rhiley Porter

Reagan Elementary – Leslie Garcia

Rice Canyon Elementary – Kylee Saunders

Sycamore Academy – Tesfu Daniel

Tuscany Hills Elementary – Leonardo Neo Gonzalez

Wildomar Elementary – Camilla Melendez

William Collier Elementary – Aubree Carpenter, Cheryl Cui

Withrow Elementary – Angel Corona

From tours to water curricula, EVMWD provides a wide variety of free educational programs and resources for schools in its service area and encourages teachers to visit to learn more.

EVMWD provides service to over 155,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square mile service area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the District’s Web site at for additional information.