KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 12, 2013 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today announced the winners of its 20th 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 1,770 entries were received from 32 Osceola County elementary schools, including public, private and charter schools.
A panel of judges met last week and selected 12 entries – one for each calendar month – that will be featured in KUA’s 2014 Calendar of Energy Conservation.
The winners are:
— Boggy Creek Elementary – Kathlea Kim Corla, grade 5
— City of Life Christian Academy – Braydon Justice, grade 3; Garrett Puckett, grade 4
— Flora Ridge Elementary – Jadiel Burgos, kindergarten; Xavier Mendez, grade 5; Martin Zagbo, Jr., grade 3
— Holy Redeemer Catholic School – Brianna Annunziata, grade 5; Javier Castro, grade 4 (grand winner)
— Kissimmee Elementary – Andria Krause, grade 3
— Renaissance Charter School at Poinciana – Alanis Sierra, grade 5
— Thacker Avenue Elementary – Salma Ouaakki, grade 3
— Westside K-8 – Ailani Vega, grade 3
This year marked the second consecutive win for Andria Krause.
The twelve winning students will have their artwork featured in the 2014 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, Holy Redeemer Catholic 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