Mayor Chris Beutler today announced the winners of the annual water conservation poster contest. Lincoln fifth-graders participated in the art contest, sponsored by the Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force. The top two entries were submitted by Evan Spring of Morley Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on a StarTran busboard, and Brooklynn Wiedmyer of Holmes Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on billboards at various Lincoln locations.
"I am proud of the way our community responded to last summer's severe drought conditions and the outdoor watering restrictions that were necessary," Mayor Beutler said. "I believe that positive response was due in part to the ongoing efforts of our Water Conservation Task Force, including this poster contest. We need to remind the public all year round that conserving this precious resource is important for future generations."
The third-place winner was Shelby Valenta of Morley Elementary. Honorable mention awards were presented to Reyhanna Donaldson, Morley Elementary; Azzariah Perry, Kooser Elementary; Hannah Losee, Humann Elementary; Myah Buchholz, Saint Teresa Elementary; Eliza Bohart, Pyrtle Elementary; Emma Ruth Ryter, Pyrtle Elementary; and Catherine Shasserre, Saint Teresa Elementary.