2017 Winners Announced!

Overview

The FGUA and Pasco County Utilities are excited to announce the winners of the 8th 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 two honorable mention awards, provided by Big Cat Rescue and Clearwater Marine 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 Tree Hoppers 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 a behind the scenes tour of Big Cat Rescue and dolphin cruises courtesy of Clearwater Marine Aquarium and 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, and Tree Hoppers 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 Kenley Johnson Trinity Oaks
2nd Place Aaron Koenig Trinity Oaks
3rd Place Arianna Bailey Trinity Oaks
First Grade Name School
1st Place Brittnie Weeks Cypress
2nd Place Isabella Dickerson Cypress
3rd Place Bryce Kennison Cypress
Second Grade Name School
1st Place Aaliyah Ciardullo Richey
2nd Place Yozelin Joaquin Richey
3rd Place Alex Anyon Richey
Third Grade Name School
1st Place Jackson Travis Wesley Chapel
2nd Place Aiden Hayes Wesley Chapel
3rd Place Laila Paragon-Singh Wesley Chapel
Fourth Grade Name School
1st Place Savannah Pitts Wesley Chapel
2nd Place Ethan Rubin Trinity Oaks
3rd Place Mekayla Mindrop Fox Hollow
Fifth Grade Name School
1st Place Grace Reiners Trinity Oaks
2nd Place Sarah Jones Lake Myrtle
3rd Place Jessica Carver Lake Myrtle
Honorable Mention Name School
TJ's Choice
(Big Cat Rescue)
Laura Thapaliya Trinity Oaks
Winter's Choice
(Clearwater Marine Aquarium)
Madelyn Fick Trinity Oaks

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 Rescue – Behind the Scenes Tour Kathleen Lawless Wesley Chapel
Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Dolphin Cruise Heather Thom Mary Giella
Florida Aquarium – Dolphin Cruise BiBi Bailey Trinity Oaks