Youth Win Praise For Posters

MidWeek Islander (West Oahu) - - Wesr Oahu Highlights -

A flood ofWest Oahu keiki are among the win­ners of the Board ofWa­ter Sup­ply’s 2010 Wa­ter Con­ser­va­tion Week Poster and Po­etry con­tests.

En­tries needed to show­case this year’s theme of “Stop the Drop,” with a fo­cus cen­tered on wa­ter con­ser­va­tion through leak de­tec­tion.

Au­gust Ahrens fourth-grader Olakainoa Car­valho took home first-place hon­ors in the grade 3-4 poster cat­e­gory, while sec­ond-grader Sha­niah Her­nan­dez Fonoti of Wa­iau Ele­men­tary and sixth-grader Ky­lah Reed of Kapolei Mid­dle both won third place for their art­work in their re­spec­tive grade di­vi­sions.

Hon­or­able men­tions went to kin­der­gart­ners Matthew Fonoti ( St. El­iz­a­beth Ele­men­tary) and Meah Hef­felfin­ger (Holo­mua Ele­men­tary), sec­ond-graders Makana Ko and Ebony Givens (We­bling Ele­men­tary), and sixth-grader Alexan­dria Gariepy (Kapolei Mid­dle).

All en­tries will be on ex­hibit May 17-28 at Kapolei Hale Court­yard. They then travel to Ka­hala Mall from June 7 to 18, Wind­ward Mall be­tween June 21 and July 2 and the BWS Pub­lic Ser­vice Build­ing from July 5 to 16.

The win­ners each re­ceived a U.S. sav­ings bond and other prizes for their ef­forts. Win­ning and hon­or­able men­tion art­work and po­ems also will be fea­tured in the BWS’s 2011 wa­ter con­ser­va­tion cal­en­dar, avail­able at the end of this year.

For more in­for­ma­tion and the full list of win­ners, visit www.board­ofwa­ter­sup­

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