Contest Winners Announced!

Overview

The FGUA and Pasco County Utilities are excited to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest!

Each year, the contest has 18 winners total – a first, second, and third place winner for each grade level. This year also featured three new honorable mention awards, provided by Big Cat Rescue, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and Florida Aquarium. Coordination of award presentations for the winning students is underway.

Awards and Prizes

Each winner will be receiving a trophy as well as donated passes to Big Cat Rescue, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park. In addition, first place winners will be receiving passes to Florida Aquarium and second place winners will be receiving passes to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

To thank the teachers who participated in this year’s program, we received three prize packs which were raffled off during the final judging event. The prize packs included two behind the scenes tours of Big Cat Rescue and admission for four plus a wild dolphin cruise at Florida Aquarium. In addition, every student who participated in this year’s contest will receive something in recognition of their hard work and achievements, thanks in part to the generous support of Chick-Fil-A of Trinity, Cold Stone Creamery of Trinity/Channelside, and TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park. We’ll be coordinating the distribution of those awards soon.

List of Winners

Here is a list of the winners for this year’s program. Once again, congratulations to winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

Place
Kindergarten Name School
1st Place Andrew Montalvo Schrader
2nd Place Leah Toohey Schrader
3rd Place Kariana Prentice Schrader
First Grade Name School
1st Place Emma Bell Cypress
2nd Place Gavyn Lowe Cypress
3rd Place Taylor Snyder Mary Giella
Second Grade Name School
1st Place Tiana Semenov Trinity Oaks
2nd Place Lucca Norton Trinity Oaks
3rd Place Sophia Perez Richey
Third Grade Name School
1st Place Ava Christaldi Wesley Chapel
2nd Place Thomas Hoye Oakstead
3rd Place Luke Eisenberg Wesley Chapel
Fourth Grade Name School
1st Place Campbell Fowler Deer Park
2nd Place Jacqleen Golden Deer Park
3rd Place Gabrielle Ayende Wesley Chapel
Fifth Grade Name School
1st Place Madison Houck Lake Myrtle
2nd Place Kalyn Day Lake Myrtle
3rd Place Erin Vandiver Lake Myrtle
Honorable Mention Name School
TJ’s Choice
(Big Cat Rescue)
Skai Coughlan Trinity Oaks
Winter’s Choice
(Clearwater Marine Aquarium)
Genevieve Garcia Lake Myrtle
Tango’s Choice
(Florida Aquarium)
Jada Silvest Lake Myrtle

Teacher Appreciation

All teachers who registered for the program and submitted posters were included in a raffle of prize packs that were donated by sponsoring organizations during the final judging event. Here’s a list of the winners for the raffle awards. Awards will be presented in person before the end of the school year. Thanks again for your support!

Teacher Appreciation
Award Name School
Big Cat – Behind the Scenes Tour Peggy Higgins Shady Hills
Big Cat – Behind the Scenes Tour Gary Miller Richey
Florida Aquarium – Dolphin Cruise Jerilynn Skinner Deer Park