Helix Water District Student Poster Contest Winners Highlight What “Being Water Wise Is” by Helix Water District May 22, 2023 Member Submitted News Helix Water District honored local student artists for their winning posters for what “Being Water Wise Is” at an awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s board meeting on May 17, 2023. Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of the district’s wholesale water providers, holds a regional poster contest to increase student awareness about water. Helix promotes the contest to all K-8 schools within its service area. This year, 453 students from 24 schools submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely. The following students took top honors: Grades K – 4 Category: First Place – Evelyn Racine, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 3 Second Place – Awra Boubetana, La Mesa Arts Academy, Grade 4 Third Place – Katharina Theuer, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 3 Honorable Mention – Aletheia Moffit, Julian Charter School Manzanita, Grade 1 Honorable Mention – Ava Bleiweiss, Fuerte Elementary, Grade 1 Grades 5 – 8 Category: First Place – Catalina Raquel Jones, La Mesa Arts Academy, Grade 7 Second Place – Heaton Grey Hadidian, Christ Lutheran School, Grade 8 Third Place – Audrey Robinson, La Mesa Arts Academy, Grade 7 Honorable Mention – Valerie Silva, Mount Vernon Elementary, Grade 5 Honorable Mention – Cameryn Kovar, Saint Martin of Tours Academy, Grade 7 The winning posters will be forwarded to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for consideration for their 2024 “Being Water Wise Is” 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. Helix also provides treated water to neighboring Padre Dam, Otay and Lakeside water districts.