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Menifee Student Honored For Award Winning Artwork

Menifee Student Honored For Award Winning Artwork

December 12, 2022

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A Menifee kindergartner has an important message to help save water.

Kimber Atchison, who attends Mesa View Elementary School in the Romoland School District, produced the winning entry for Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) 2021-22 annual Poster Contest, which will be included in The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s (MWD) 2023 Water Is Life Calendar.

Atchison’s artwork included a girl making sure she turned the water off in her sink with the words “It is good to turn the faucet off.”

The annual contest is open to students in Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade for schools within EMWD’s service area. The winning entries from EMWD’s judging are sent to MWD, where they are under consideration to be included in the annual calendar.

Atchison’s teacher, Eduardo Cornejo, encouraged his class to participate in the contest.

EMWD has a nationally recognized water education program that engages students at all levels through classroom presentations, field trips to water and wastewater facilities, online programs, theater assembly programs, an annual contest where students write and illustrate water-themed books, the poster contest, and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Every year, tens of thousands of students participate in the programs that help them understand the value of water and using it efficiently.

“EMWD would like to congratulate Kimber for her creative and inspiring poster,” EMWD Board President Phil Paule said. “Her poster is an example of one of many ways you can do your part to save water. Her recognition is well-deserved and we look forward to having her artwork in the 2023 calendar.”

Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to nearly one million people living and working within a 558-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency, and its mission is “To deliver value to our diverse customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.” More information can be found at

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