Teachers and students who are promoting water conservation have been honored by Gov. Norm Bangerter.
Ashley Anderson, sixth-grader at Jordan Ridge Elementary School, won the grand prize in a poster contest. He received a trophy and a one-week houseboat vacation on Lake Powell, provided by ARA Leisure Services. The prize includes rental car transportation to the lake throug Hertz and a guided tour of Glen Canyon Dam by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He also was winner of the sixth-grade award.Mary Leisa Moore, first-grade teacher at Twin Peaks Elementary School, Murray, was named Outstanding Water Educator for 1990. For the past nine years, she has emphasized water conservation through class projects and field trips.
The two were honored during the sixth Governor's Conference on Water Education at the University of Utah. The conference highlighted Water Education Month in Utah and was sponsored by the International office for Water Education, Utah State University and the Utah Division of Water Resources.
Grade-level poster winners were Kyle Guymon, kindergarten, Ashley Elementary School, Vernal; Clark Nielsen, first grade, Salina Elementary; David Eckels, second grade, East Elementary, Roosevelt; Lauri Lee Roundy, Mountainview Elementary, Midvale; Ashley Burr, fourth grade, Salina Elementary; Matisse Clyde, fifth grade, Springville Elementary.
Special safe drinking water and water pollution control poster awards were presented to Dustin and Spencer Miller, Riverside School, West Jordan; and Special Recognition Awards to Chad Downs, Doxey Elementary, Sunset; KayCee Nielsen, Salina Elementary; and Mitchell Warner, Wasatch Elementary, Provo.
Marilyn Kimball, who developed and taught a water education program for the Salt Lake City Water Conservancy District, also was honored, as was Dr. Donald Daugs, science specialist at Utah State University, whose efforts have contributed to water education and science curriculum for elementary schools.
During the conference, a water awareness program was presented by Kristen Adams, Seth Anderson, Aaron Stewart and Julie Sundberg of Cherry Hills Elementary, Alpine. The program was directed by their teacher, Peggy Crandall.