Rancho Santa Fe student among winners of water authority contest


On May 5, the San Diego County Water Authority honored the winners of its art and essay contest for elementary school students with a ceremony at Sea World for the students, their families and teachers.

Contest participants wrote an essay on the topic “Being Water Smart is Cool Because…,” and submitted a drawing reflecting that same theme. More than 400 students from across the county entered the contest.

RSF School student Elle Schneider placed third in the contest’s sixth grade division.

The winners’ artwork and essays will be on display in the Water Authority lobby for the month of May. They also are posted on the Water Authority’s website at

Elsa Saxod, Water Authority Board member and Chair of the Legislation, Conservation and Outreach Committee, presented winners with prizes donated by Geppetto’s Toy Stores, Boomers! family entertainment centers, the San Diego Zoo and Atlantis Laser Tag. Sea World also donated free entrance to the park for the day for the students, their families and their teachers.