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Riverside Public Utilities Honors Winners of Annual Bottled Water Label Art Contest and Scholarship Program

Published: 10/24/2018




 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Oct. 24, 2018

           

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Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

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Riverside Public Utilities Honors Winners of Annual Bottled Water Label Art Contest and Scholarship Program

Winners are students at Norte Vista and Woodcrest Christian high schools

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) honored students from Norte Vista High School and Woodcrest Christian High School as winners of the Annual Bottled Water Label Art Contest this week and also honored their teachers.

Jasmine Zamora and Jazlyn Sanchez from Norte Vista, and Audrey Alexander and Madeleine Chaffin from Woodcrest Christian each received a $250 scholarship and an enlargement of the artwork they submitted as part of the contest. The students were recognized at a recent Board of Public Utilities meeting, along with teachers Carole Coffman of Norte Vista and Rhonda Thomale of Woodcrest Christian, who received gift certificates to a local art supply store.

Held in conjunction with RPU’s annual “Splash Into Cash” fundraising and support opportunity for middle and high schools in Riverside, high school art students get a chance to create their first piece of commercial artwork, which adorns bottled water given out to the schools. Schools use the donated water to support volunteers or activities groups, or to raise funds for sports teams, uniforms and more.

RPU has recognized 46 aspiring artists through the art contest since 1999. This year’s winning entries, as well winning label artwork from the past years, can be viewed online at: https://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/about-rpu/community-services.asp

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