Wellington Council Honors
Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners
Wellington’s Council honored Panther Run Elementary School fourth grader, Lauren Allen, and third grader, Grace Bostwick, for gaining state-wide recognition for their water conservation posters.
Wellington’s Utilities Department submitted Lauren and Grace’s posters to the Florida Section American Water Works Association’s (FSAWWA) Annual “Drop Savers” Contest where they were judged with submittals from other Florida cities competing for the overall award. FSAWWA announced the winners and Grace Bostwick was awarded Third Place in Division 2 in the overall contest.
Wellington Council recognized and congratulated Grace and Lauren by special proclamation during their April 25, 2017 meeting.
Each year the FSAWWA sponsors the “Drop Savers” Water Conservation Poster Contest where students from local schools are asked to participate. The contest is divided into five different divisions: Division 1: Kindergarten and First Grade; Division 2: Second and Third Grade; Division 3: Fourth and Fifth Grade; Division 4: Middle School; and Division 5: High School. Students are encouraged to create a poster using crayons, paint, color pencils, or markers, depicting a water conservation idea, in slogan form, drawing form, or both. The contest allows students to promote water awareness and the importance of water conservation in their daily routines.
This is the first year that Wellington’s Utility Department participated in the contest. The Village will continue this tradition by extending invitations to all Wellington elementary and middle schools for participation next year.
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