KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 28, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today released its 2010 calendar of energy conservation, featuring the winning entries from its annual student art contest.
The calendars are available free of charge — while supplies last — at KUA’s customer service center, located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee.
Open to Osceola County students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the annual art contest is designed to promote energy conservation in the home. This year, a total of 1,327 entries were received from 21 Osceola County elementary schools, including public, private and charter schools. KUA also received entries from nearly three dozen homeschooled students.
A panel of judges selected 12 entries – one for each calendar month – that are featured in the 2010 calendar.
The winners are:
— City of Life Christian Academy – Athea Reyes, grade 5; Camille Soto, kindergarten
— Kissimmee Charter Academy – Victoria Quezada, grade 4
— Kissimmee Elementary School – Dawinmary Colon, grade 5; Mayra Rosado, grade 2; Nayeli Rosado, grade 1
— Pleasant Hill Elementary School – Britney Heimuli, grade 2; Emmanuel Umali, grade 2
— Trinity Lutheran School – Robert Brea, grade 3; Isabella Osorio, grade 5
— Homeschooled – EmmaKate Allen, grade 4; Dayna Beatty, grade 5
This year marks the second consecutive win for EmmaKate Allen and Victoria Quezada. In addition, Mayra and Nayeli Rosado are the first sisters to win in the same year since the inception of the calendar contest in 1995.
KUA’s annual calendar project has received 47 local, state and national public relations and design awards since its inception in 1995.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 62,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent