Helix Water District Student Poster Contest Winners Highlight Water is Life by Helix Water District Oct 29, 2020 Member Submitted News Helix Water District honored local student artists for their winning Water Is Life posters at a virtual awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s board meeting on October 28, 2020. Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of Helix’s wholesale water providers, holds a regional poster contest for students in kindergarten through sixth grade to increase student’s awareness about water. Helix promotes the contest to all K-6 schools within its service area. This year, 174 students from 14 schools submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely. The following students took top honors: Grades K – 3 Category: First Place – Gabriel Espino, Lemon Avenue Elementary, Grade 3 Second Place – Marvin Sears III, La Mesa Dale Elementary, Grade 3 Third Place – Alexander Mollner, St. John of the Cross, Grade 2 Honorable Mention – Pashaun Tillman, La Mesa Dale Elementary, Grade 3 Honorable Mention – Lily Griffin, Murdock Elementary, Grade 3 Grades 4 – 6 Category: First Place – Jose Sabedra, Bostonia Language Academy, Grade 4 Second Place – Nurah Avellano, St. John of the Cross, Grade 6 Third Place – Mina Saeed, Lexington Elementary, Grade 4 Honorable Mention – Valeria Ramirez-Quiroz, St. John of the Cross, Grade 5 Honorable Mention – Giselle Villegas Garcia, Lemon Grove Academy, Grade 5 The winning posters will be forwarded to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for consideration for their 2021 Water Is Life calendar. They have also been posted on the district’s website at www.hwd.com and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/helixwater/. Helix Water District provides water treatment and distribution for 277,000 people in the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove, the community of Spring Valley and areas of Lakeside — east of downtown San Diego. Helix also provides treated water to neighboring Padre Dam, Otay and Lakeside water districts.