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jjDistrict names winners of its high school photo contest

By Kate Breece
HWD Public Affairs

Helix Water District board of directors presented awards to winners of the eighth annual Water Colors High School Photo Contest at a recent board meeting. This highly successful program, designed to raise awareness of water issues within the high school community, has grown rapidly over the past few years.

Students competed for cash prizes, recognition, and publication of their work in the District's reports and websites. This year, 157 entries from five schools within the District vied for awards.

Judges chose winners in black and white, as well as color, categories. A Best in Show also was awarded. Three years ago, the contest became regional with Otay Water District and Sweetwater Authority joining the competition. This year's regional winner was from Otay.

Throughout the summer, a rotating exhibit of winning and numerous other entries can be seen in the lobby of the Helix administration building at 7811 University Ave., in La Mesa. The public is welcome to view the display during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Winners are:

Best in Region, Olivia Thomas,
Monte Vista High School,
Future Reflection

Best in Show, Sarah Havener,
Granite Hills High School,
Drops of Color

Black & White category

1st, Erica Lansdowne,
El Capitan High School,

2nd, Bryon Vlaminck,
Santana High School,

3rd, Morena Mekho,
El Cajon Valley High School,
Antique Rose

Honorable Mention, Heather Bareno,
El Capitan High School,
Drip Drip Drip

Honorable Mention, Ashley Konig,
El Cajon Valley High School,
Soapy Splash

Color category

1st, Adrianne Sanchez
El Cajon Valley High School,
Inverted Perfection

2nd, Marsha Hooper,
El Capitan High School,

3rd, Danya Rodriguez,
Granite Hills High School,
Beaming Sunlight

Honorable Mention, Erica Lansdowne,
El Capitan High School,

Honorable Mention, Tyler Marsh,
El Capitan High School,
Can you see the Clouds?

Honorable Mention, Stephanie Anderson,
Granite Hills High School,

Honorable Mention, Nathin Jeter,
Granite Hills High School,
Pine Flower

Project Suspended
Helix Water District board of directors voted to suspend the El Monte Valley Mining, Reclamation, and Groundwater Recharge Project . The project halt is primarily due to a delay in the availability of advanced treated recycled water and increased project cost.


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