Four Sonoma County high school students are being honored for their awarding winning public service videos extolling the virtues of drinking tap water rather than bottled water.
Sponsored by the Sonoma County Water Agency, the annual contest invites high school students to create videos based on certain water-conscious themes. This year’s theme was “Rethink your drink, take it from the tap!”
The top prize went to Kendra Goff of Analy High School. Goff, whose instructor is Ann Humphrey, will receive $1,500. Second place went to the team of Mitch Parsons and Carly Graves from El Molino High. The pair will split $1,000 in prize money. Their teacher is Seth Friesen. Third place winner Elisha Gaitan from Rancho Cotate wins $500. Her teacher is Cole Smith.
The videos will be aired as public service announcements and as educational outreach materials, according to the water agency. But if you can’t wait, check them out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuWm3LRyyA0&feature=youtu.be
A total of 49 videos were submitted from students and teams from nine high schools. Eighty students participated, according to the water agency. The videos were judged by an eight member panel of professionals from water conservation, public information and the media.