“Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners Announced

Thursday 29 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. More than 200 poster entries were submitted by eight St. Lucie County Schools, including Bayshore Elementary, Dalton Learning Center, Dan McCarty Middle, Frances K. Sweet Elementary, Lincoln Park Academy, Manatee Academy K-8, Savanna Ridge Elementary, 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 – Annabella Nieves-Traina from Savanna Ridge Elementary

2nd Grade – Jemneishah Septembre from Village Green Environmental Studies School

3rd Grade – Juan Martinez from Bayshore Elementary

4th Grade – Vanessa Tabana from Frances K. Sweet Elementary

5th Grade – Payton Norkus from Manatee Academy K-8

6th Grade – Maria Vicente from Dan McCarty Middle

9th Grade – Eliza Atandi from Lincoln Park Academy

10th Grade – Sara Fitzsimmons from Lincoln Park Academy

11th Grade – Siobhan Whaley from Lincoln Park Academy

Each winner received a $25 Walmart gift card, plus lots of other prizes. The students are also invited to attend a special presentation at a City Council Meeting  on April 9, where they were recognized for their efforts. Several of 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
jtomes@cityofpsl.com