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Kilohana Student Winner in Poster Contest

Zailin_Lavoie___KilohanaDWS News Release

The Maui County Department of Water Supply (DWS) held its eighth annual Water Conservation Poster Contest this year, as well as its first annual Source Water Protection Video Contest. DWS received beautiful poster artwork from 770 students from kindergarten to eighth grade and several creative and inspiring videos from Maui County high school students. The panel of volunteer judges and DWS staff were impressed by the talent displayed by our youth through their drawings and videos.

Kilohana Elementary student Zailin Lavoie won first place in the Kindergarten category poster contest, and was the only Molokai student to be recognized.

The theme of this year’s poster contest is “By Water All Things Find Life.” Submitted artwork was judged based on three criteria: water conservation message, originality, and visual effectiveness (neatness and creativity). Winners received various prizes, such as backpacks and water bottles, in an award ceremony on May 10. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be featured in the 2018 DWS Water Conservation Calendar, on the County website at mauiwater.org and will be on display on the 5th floor of the County Building for one year.

DWS would like to extend a sincere mahalo to our panel of poster contest judges: Brad Forsythe, a professional artist, Christine Lamb, a retired teacher, and Donna Borge, former Program Operations Supervisor at Pu`u Kukui Watershed Preserve.

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