With over 540 entries from grades kindergarten through 12, Molokai students took two of the top three places in the kindergarten category for the Maui County Department of Water Supply’s third annual Water Conservation Poster Contest.
Kiara Lima from Kilohana Elementary School on Molokai’s East End, took first place among kindergarten entries. Winning third place for kindergarten students was Carly Dudoit from Kualapu’u Elementary School, the island’s only charter school.
The goal of the contest was to educate Maui Nui’s youth on the importance of water conservation and to encourage them to take an active role in ensuring the sustainability of our islands’ water supply. This year’s theme is “Malama I Ka Wai,” or to take care of the water.
The contest entries were evaluated based on water conservation message, originality, visual effectiveness, neatness and creativity. The first through third place winners will receive U.S. Savings Bonds; $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third. A total of 543 students from across Maui County entered.
Winning entries and honorable mentions will be featured in the 2013 DWS Water Conservation Calendar, on the county website at www.mauiwater.org, and will also be honored on Monday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in the Mayor’s office on the 9th floor in the Ka Lana O Maui Building in Wailuku. The public is invited to attend.
The posters are currently on display at the Department of Water Supply Water Resources and Planning Office at One Main Plaza, 2200 Main Street, Suite 102 in Wailuku.
The contest’s three–judge panel included: Ms. Nalani Caulford, teacher at Kamali’i Elementary School, Ms. Maria Graham, Director of Lahaina Art Gallery and Mr. Rob Parsons, County of Maui’s Environmental Coordinator.