Cate Samaniego and Hannah Jagoda are the top prize winners in the Marin Municipal Water District’s Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Centennial Coloring Contest, held in conjunction with FastForward magazine to celebrate MMWD’s 100-year anniversary this year.
Cate, who just completed the fifth grade at Montessori de Terra Linda, won first place in the K-5 individual category. Her schoolmate Hannah, who just graduated from the sixth grade, took the top prize for 6-12 individuals.
Manor School and Montessori de Terra Linda shared top honors for class entries.
Alisa Zhoa of Glenwood Elementary School and Brittany Rolstad of Marin Catholic High School were the second place winners in the individual categories. Nefi De Moraes of Sun Valley Elementary School and Nattasia Ferrin of Mill Valley Middle School took home the third-place prizes. See below for a complete list of winners. The prizewinning artwork can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Choosing the winners was a challenge: About 300 students representing 20 different schools entered the contest, which the district sponsored as part of our centennial anniversary celebrations. April 25, 2012, marked 100 years since MMWD received its charter as the first municipal water district in California.
The young artists used crayons, markers, colored pencils, paints, glue, glitter, tissue paper and other materials to color an outline of Mt. Tamalpais and Bon Tempe Reservoir. The contest appeared in the April issue of FastForward, a local publication written by and for kids and distributed to schools throughout Marin. Kids also had an opportunity to enter at a Centennial Open House hosted by MMWD on May 5.
Each of the first-place individual winners took home an award certificate, a check for $100, and a cool MMWD centennial slap bracelet. The second and third place winners received $50 and $25, respectively. The class winners received $100 for their classes.
Thank you to all the students who entered and congratulations to all the winners!
INDIVIDUAL WINNERS, GRADES K-5
Cate Samaniego, Grade 5, Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael
Alisa Zhoa, Grade 1, Glenwood Elementary School, San Rafael
Nefi De Moraes, Grade 3, Sun Valley Elementary School, San Rafael
Rosalynn Blaisdell, Grade 4, Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael
Sabrina De Moraes, Grade 4, Sun Valley Elementary School, San Rafael
Eva Knowles, Grade 2, Park School, Mill Valley
Grace Muresan, Grade K, Homeschool
Tévis O’Connor, Grade 3, Manor School, Fairfax
Kyla Ryman, Grade 1, Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael
Grace Schlesinger, Grade 2, Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael
Miguel Suarez, Grade 4, San Pedro Elementary School, San Rafael
Noelle Tober, Grade 1, Tamalpais Valley School, Mill Valley
Louisa Weeren, Grade 5, Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael
INDIVIDUAL WINNERS, GRADES 6 AND UP
Hannah Jagoda, Grade 6, Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael
Brittany Rolstad, Grade 12, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield
Nattasia Ferrin, Grade 6, Mill Valley Middle School, Mill Valley
Arista Andrews, Grade 6, Mill Valley Middle School, Mill Valley
Catie Hood, Grade 6, Our Lady of Loretto School, Novato
CLASS WINNERS, GRADES K-5
First Place (tie)
Manor School, Laura Honda’s Grade 3 Class, Fairfax
Montessori de Terra Linda, Julie Schachter’s Art Class, San Rafael
Dixie Elementary School, Mimi Reddick’s Grade 1 Class, San Rafael
Glenwood Elementary School, Deb Bennett’s Art Class, San Rafael
Park School, Amy Faulkner’s Grade 3 Class, Mill Valley