CCHS Ava Steins Gets Honors for “Water is Life” Art Competition

The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors announced the grand prize winners and honorable mentions of this year’s Water is Life student art contest. West Basin received more than 900 entries from local students who created inspirational pieces of art that encourage Southern Californians to use water efficiently.

Of the entries, one grand prize winner and four honorable mentions were selected in each of the elementary, middle and high school categories. 

“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Water is Life student art contest! With more than 900 entries received, we are ecstatic about the record participation, as well as the incredible creative and artistic talent on display showcasing our need to use water wisely,” said West Basin Board President Scott Houston. “While California was fortunate to receive an abundance of rain and snow this winter, it will take continued conservation, water use efficiency, and innovative water management practices to ensure we meet our state’s long-term water supply needs, and West Basin is committed to doing its part.”

2023 Grand Prize Winners

Elementary School Grand Prize Winner:
Dagny Tang, 4th Grade, Montemalaga Elementary School, Palos Verdes Estates

Middle School Grand Prize Winner:
Dheekshana Kamalakannan, 7th Grade, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo

High School Grand Prize Winner:
Ava Steins, 10th Grade, Culver City High School, Culver City

The student artists were honored with an award ceremony held during the regular meeting of the Board on April 24, 2023. 

Melissa Buendia

Photo – West Basin Water Board President Scott Houston and High School Grand Prize Winner Ava Steins

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