The City of Port St. Lucie Utility Systems, in conjunction with Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA), invited St. Lucie County school students in grades K-12 to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea in the “Drop Savers” Poster Contest.
The contest teaches elementary-aged school children, and reminds middle and high school-aged teens, about the importance of water conservation. One of the best opportunities to conserve water is through a long-range education and awareness program.
In addition to creating posters, Jenny Tomes, Utility Marketing Coordinator, was invited to speak to classes about the importance of water conservation and help inspire ideas for their poster entries. More than 150 poster entries were submitted by five schools in St. Lucie County, including Allapattah Flats K-8, Ivy League Academy, Manatee Academy K-8, Mosaic Digital Academy, and Northport K-8. City of Port St. Lucie employees judged the posters on their message, creativity, and originality. A winner was chosen from each participating grade level.
Typically, classroom presentations would be held to surprise the winners. However, this year, the teachers of the winners were notified, and we have been to schedule a few "virtual presentations." See links below.
Each winner will receive a $25 Walmart gift card and a t-shirt with their poster printed on it, plus lots of other prizes. The winning posters were submitted to the statewide “Drop Savers” Poster Contest, and unfortunately, we did not have any winners, but the students will still receive a gift bag from the state.
2020 “Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners:
For more information, contact:
Utility Marketing Coordinator