Drop Savers Poster Contest winners announced

Tuesday 2 April Drop Savers Poster Contest winners announced

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  8th annual Drop Savers Water Conservation 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, Utility Outreach Assistant Manager Jenny Tomes, aka “Water Woman,” was invited to speak to classes about the importance of water conservation and help inspire ideas for their poster entries. 240 poster entries were submitted by 8 schools and homeschool groups in St. Lucie County, including Dan McCarty Middle School, Homeschool,  Ivy League Academy, Morningside Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, Somerset College Preparatory School, St. Lucie West Centennial High, and Village Green Environmental Studies School. City of Port St. Lucie employees judged the posters on their message, creativity, and originality. A winner was chosen from each participating grade level.

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 winners are also invited to attend the April 8 City Council Meeting to be recognized for their efforts.

Honorable mentions:

For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes, APR
Assistant Manager-USD Community Outreach
(772) 618-3142