2.22.24 – Water Ethics Winners 2024!

Press Release


Annual Water Ethics – Winners!

Flagstaff, AZ- February, 22nd, 2024. The Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (a branch of the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council), and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center are excited to announce this year’s winners of the 4th Grade Water Ethic Contest. The annual contest was open to all 4th grade classes throughout Coconino County, including cities, towns, and tribal communities.

The contest creates a fun and rewarding opportunity to introduce children to the concept of ethical water use, including conserving, rainwater harvesting, and water reuse. It also provides an opportunity for the classrooms to discuss where our water comes from and the importance of healthy watersheds, clean waterways, and water for all living things and uses. Participating students demonstrate the principle of responsible water use through both artwork and essays.

This year we added another category, an overall contest winner!

Best Overall Art & Essay

Jarvis W. (Grand Canyon School) – Teacher: Caroyln Harmon


1st Place – Luke H. (Grand Canyon School) – Teacher: Caroyln Harmon

2nd Place – Josiah P. Grand Canyon School) – Teacher: Caroyln Harmon

3rd Place – Delia C. Grand Canyon School) – Teacher: Caroyln Harmon


1st Place – Dhara A. (West Sedona) – Kelly Cadigan

2nd Place – Connie P. (Grand Canyon School) – Caroyln Harmon

3rd Place – Alex C. (Marshall Elementary) – Itzel Valenzuela

Winning students and their teachers will be recognized with certificates, a class party, and Water Saver Superhero Toolkits that include rain gauges, water conservation coloring books, playing cards, reusable water bottles, and a reusable bag and other fun prizes like stickers and magnets. Winning submissions will be displayed at the Coconino Center for the Arts during the Youth Art Exhibition.

Next year’s contest is right around the corner so keep an eye out for the contest in August 2024.

Overall contest winner-Jarvis W. (Grand Canyon School).