January 26, 2004
Young Artists Win DBW Honors
This week, Department of Boating and Waterways staff will be traveling to California schools statewide to honor students for their efforts to promote boating and water safety by participating in the 11th annual Safe & Wise Water Ways poster calendar contest. A list of students and their schools follows:
|HM||Rick Johnson||Manuel L. Real Elementary||Perris||Riverside|
|K||Arielle Jasmine Irada||Zachary Taylor School||Stockton||San Joaquin|
|First||Isabella Carreon||City of Angels||Sherman Oaks||Los Angeles|
|Second||Brooke Gertsch||Empire Oaks Elementary||Folsom||Sacramento|
|Third||Paula Hughes||Sierra Canyon School||Chatsworth||Los Angeles|
|Fourth||Kristi Lin||Torrey Pines Elementary||La Jolla||San Diego|
|Fifth||Jade Spiers||City of Angels||Sherman Oaks||Los Angeles|
|Sixth||Brian Lim||Highlands Christian Schools||San Bruno||San Mateo|
|Seventh||Natasha Hanna-Scott||Dwyer Middle Schools||Huntington Beach||Orange|
|Eighth||Jessica Moffitt||Alta Loma Junior High||Alta Loma||San Bernardino|
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of fourteen nationwide, making boating and aquatic safety education crucial. Student contest participants are asked to submit artwork depicting safe boating and aquatic themes. A total of nine winners, one from each grade level, are chosen to have their submissions featured on the DBW's annual poster calendar. This contest turns students into teachers as they pass on the lessons they learned through their artwork.
For more information, please contact Gloria Sandoval at (916) 715-1657.