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IRWD Selects Five Poster Contest Finalists

Next Stop, Metropolitan Water District

Five student artists in the Irvine Ranch Water District service area have had their posters selected for judging in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s “Water is Life” poster contest.

The posters were selected from several hundred received from schools in the Irvine Unified, Tustin and Saddleback Unified school districts.

The five finalists will be sent to Metropolitan, where they will compete with posters submitted by water agencies all over Southern California. IRWD has had at least one winner every year for the past 20 years.

Once Metropolitan makes its selection, students will be notified in the fall if their posters will be published in the 2014 Water is Life calendar.

The five finalists for 2013 are:

  • Matthew Diep, third grade, Plaza Vista Elementary School
  • Rhea Chhagan, fifth grade, Tustin Ranch Elementary
  • Grace Jung, third grade, Stonegate Elementary School
  • Yoon Seong Roh, fourth grade, Deerfield Elementary School
  • Juliette Dumont, fifth grade, Oak Creek Elementary School

Posters from last year’s contest have been on display in the IRWD lobby this week. These posters from the 2012 contest feature last year’s winner from IRWD, Ben Zolner, who was a fifth grader at Lake Forest Elementary. His poster was published in the 2013 Water is Life calendar.

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