Durham recognizes winners of Water Conservation Poster Contest

May. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Durham Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell and the Durham City Council recognized 10 student-artists from six local schools recently for their winning interpretations in the City’s 2013 Water Conservation Poster Contest.   

As part of the city’s annual celebration of Drinking Water Week, the young artists received certificates from the mayor for their winning entries in the contest, which is coordinated annually by the City’s Water Management Department.  The winning entries were selected from among 377 entries submitted to the City.  The theme for this year’s contest was “Reduce Your Water Footprint!”

Winning entries in the grades K-2 division were:

-- Emma Burson, second grade, Trinity School of Durham – first place

-- Ellie O’Connell, second grade, Immaculata Catholic School – second place

-- Ava Astilla, second grade, Immaculata Catholic School – third place (tie)

-- Weezie Broughton, second grade, Trinity School of Durham – third place (tie)

Winning entries in the grades 3-5 division were:

-- Helene Worthington, fourth grade, Durham Academy – first place

-- Caroline Aldridge, fourth grade, Durham Academy – second place

-- Noor Baruah Jerath, fourth grade, Montessori Community School – third place

Winning entries in the grades 6-8 division were:

-- Tyara Brand, sixth grade, Lowes Grove Middle School – first place

-- Chelsea Castor, eighth grade, Immaculata Catholic School – second place

-- Brandy Rodriguez, sixth grade, Carrington Middle School – third place

These winning entries represented Durham in a statewide contest sponsored by the North Carolina chapter of the American Water Works Association/Water Environment Association. Competing with student artists from across the state, the City of Durham is pleased to announce that the following student artists won at the State Level:

State level 3-5 division winners were:

-- Caroline Aldridge, fourth Grade, Durham Academy – first place

-- Helene Worthington, fourth Grade, Durham Academy – second place

-- Noor Baruah Jerath, fourth Grade, Montessori Community School – third place

State level 6-8 division winners were:

-- Tyara Brand, sixth Grade, Lowes Grove Middle School – first place

-- Brandy Rodriguez, sixth Grade, Carrington Middle School – second place

-- Chelsea Castor, eighth Grade, Immaculata Catholic School – third place

The posters can be viewed online at http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/wm/postercontest_thumbnails.cfm.