KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 10, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today announced the winners of its 18th annual student calendar art contest.
Open to Osceola County students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the contest is designed to promote energy conservation among students and their families.
This year, a total of 2,660 entries were received from 31 Osceola County elementary schools, including public, private and charter schools, the largest number of entries ever received in the annual contest.
A panel of judges met last week and selected 12 entries – one for each calendar month – that will be featured in KUA’s 2012 Calendar of Energy Conservation.
The winners are:
— City of Life Christian Academy – Hannah Butler, grade 2
— Deerwood Elementary – Josué Colon, grade 5
— Flora Ridge Elementary – Maximus Rivas, grade 4
— Harmony Community School – Willem Speyrer, grade 2
— Kissimmee Charter Academy – Isaiah Rayside, grade 3
— Kissimmee Elementary – Monet Davis, grade 5
— Osceola Virtual School – Micah Mulford, grade 4 (Grand Prize)
— Partin Settlement Elementary – Al-sadh Imadh, grade 3
— Pleasant Hill Elementary – Hannah Muller, grade 4; Malynn Sunny Villas Boas, grade 3
— PM Wells Charter Academy – Gloria Marrero, grade 3
— Trinity Lutheran School – Robert A. Brea, grade 5
This year marked the third consecutive win for Robert Brea.
The twelve winning students will have their artwork featured in the 2012 calendar and receive a $100 cash prize. The grand prize winner will have his name and artwork affixed to a KUA vehicle for one year and will be featured on the calendar’s cover.
The grand winner’s school, Osceola Virtual School, will receive $500 in art supplies, and Flora Ridge Elementary will receive $250 in art supplies for submitting the most total entries in the contest.
The calendars will be distributed free of charge, beginning in December.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent