The Valley Women’s Club, in cooperation with the Monterey Bay Air Resources District, wants to create awareness of the poor winter air quality in SLV by encouraging all residents to be careful when using wood stoves, and to burn cleanly so that we can reduce smoke and protect SLV’s air quality. This is the fifth year that the SLV school district has participated in this Art Contest to help bring about this awareness.
Supervisor Bruce McPherson announced the winners for each grade level, as well as the overall Art Contest winner and presented the awards. The following were also present to assist with the presentation of awards: David Frisbey, Planning and Air Monitoring Manager, Monterey Bay Air Resources District, Nancy Macy, Valley Women’s Club, Environmental Committee Chairperson, JM Brown, Supervisor McPherson’s Analyst, and Jennifer Parks, Valley Women’s Club, Member of Environmental Committee. Ann O’Rourke, Executive Assistant/Outreach Coordinator, Monterey Bay Air Resources District, was also an integral part of the organization of this contest, however, she was not able to be in attendance for the actual event.
The winners celebrated follow:
K-3 Grades 1st Place Nicolas Mangine, 3rd grade, BCE
2nd Place Mads Drabicki, 2nd grade, Fall Creek Charter
3rd Place Alessandra Chapman, 1st grade, SLVE
4-6 Grades 1st Place Madalyn Fernandes, 4th grade, SLVE
2nd Place Phoenix Snow Shiva, 6th grade, QHIA-Charter
3rd Place Sierra Underhill, 5th grade, BCE
7-8 Grades 1st Place Lily Lonsdale, 8th grade, CRMS-Charter
2nd Place Lauren Doyle, 8th grade, QHIA-Charter
3rd Place Gloria Howe, 7th grade, QHIA-Charter
9-12 Grades 1st Place Lilith Romig, 11th grade, SLVHS
2nd Place Sandy Monowitz, 9th grade, SLVHS
3rd Place Emmilia Steiger, 9th grade, SLVHS
OVERALL WINNER Lila Arrasjid, 9th grade, SLVHS
All of these talented students were in attendance and were excited to receive their awards. Pictures were taken and the students were celebrated.
The student artwork was outstanding and will be on display on the first floor of the County Building, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, from December 1st through December 30th.
Grand Prize Winner - Lili Arrasjid, 9th Grade, SLVHS
All of the Art Contest Winners with Supervisor McPherson and David Frisbey of Monterey Bay Air Resources District.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THESE TALENTED STUDENTS!