The 2015 OU International WaTER Conference showcased the winners of the K-12 Clean Water Poster and Video Contest. The WaTER Center sponsored contest is part of the center’s K-12 outreach program to help bring awareness of global water issues to young members of our community.
|More than 70 posters were entered in the K-12 Clean Water Poster and Video Contest|
|Student artists enjoy viewing the winning posters|
|The winners received their awards from Peter Lochery, the 2015 University of Oklahoma International Water Prize recipient|
|Artwork by Mason Manuel|
This year’s winners in the grades Kindergarten through two category were Michael Beam (first place), Matthew Davis (second place) and Alex Washington (third place), the grades three through five category Julia Gries (first place), George Cody (second place) and Emily Jewell (third place), with honorable mentions to Niya Murray and Zoe Porch, the grades six through eight category Ayaka Orikasa (first place), D’layna Van Der Merwe (second place) and Ryoko Orikasa (third place), with an honorable mention to Mason Manuel, and the grades nine through twelve category Yoshi Orikasa (first place) and Konoka Orikasa (second place). The winning teachers included Ms. Cheryl Pantalone (Kindergarten through second grade) from New Dimensions Academy, Ms. Lesli Arnold (grades three through five) from Jefferson Elementary and Ms. Loretta Coker (grades six through eight) from Longfellow Middle School.