Monday, June 18 , 2018, 6:15 pm | Fair 68º

 
 
 
 

Santa Maria Selects Student Winners of Water Awareness Poster Contest

The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department would like to congratulate the following students who participated and won in this year’s fourth annual Water Awareness Poster Contest.

On May 7 at the City Council meeting, the student winners were presented with a proclamation and each were presented with an award and prizes.

This contest allowed all third-grade students enrolled within the Santa Maria Bonita School District to participate and create a colorful poster explaining the importance of water and how to conserve water in our homes and in our community.

Student winners:

» First-place winner — Dylan Kelly

» Second-place winner — Ruben Salinas

» Third-place winner — Ariana Diaz

» Honorable mention— Jose Castro

The Utilities Department would also like to extend special thanks to all the third-grade teachers and their students who participated in this year’s Water Awareness Poster contest. Special thanks to the following businesses and agencies who were involved in making this year’s poster contest successful and for their support: Santa Maria Bonita School District, Ed Carcarey from Emerald Wave Media, the City of Santa Maria Recreation & Parks Department, the Santa Maria Valley Discover Museum, Game Movers and Marco Polo’s Pizza.

In honor of Water Awareness Month each May, the Utilities Department makes available informative brochures on water awareness and offers complimentary water conservation kits (while supplies last), and other promotional items such as toilet tank banks and shower timers. A 30-second PSA about Water Awareness Month is being broadcast all month on Comcast Channel 23, the city government public access channel.

To learn more about water conservation and money-saving tips, click here to visit the city’s webpage.

— Myra Ritchie is a water conservation specialist for the City of Santa Maria Utilities Department.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Patricia Griffin
Patricia Griffin
"I am very hands on and feel that each transaction is special and different. My clients goals are foremost in what I do to bring about a successful transaction."

Full Profile >