"Drop Savers" Poster Contest winners announced

Wednesday 8 March

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, Project Coordinator-Utility Outreach, was invited to speak to classes about the importance of water conservation and help inspire ideas for their poster entries. In total, 61 poster entries were submitted by six St. Lucie County Schools, including Allapattah Flats K-8, Frances K. Sweet Elementary School, Mariposa Elementary School, Northport K-8, St. Lucie West K-8, 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.

2017 “Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners:

1st Grade – Christine Gergely from Village Green Environmental Studies School

2nd Grade – Brandon Ramirez from Northport K-8

3rd Grade – Charliz Castro from Allapattah Flats K-8

4th Grade – Colin Madden from Allapattah Flats K-8

5th Grade – Christopher Gomez from Frances K. Sweet Elementary

7th Grade – Aaliyah Gutmann from Northport K-8

Each winner will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. The students were also invited to attend a special presentation at a City Council Meeting where they were recognized for their efforts. The winning posters have been submitted to the statewide “Drop Savers” Poster Contest, which will be held in mid-April.

For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes
Project Coordinator-Utility Outreach
(772) 871-5131