Milton-Freewater students win Watershed Council art contest


MILTON-FREEWATER -- Central Middle School students in Jennifer Hegdal's seventh- and eighth-grade art classes were the winners of the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council calendar design contest.

The Watershed Council used the young artists' artwork for its 2010 website calendar. The students created work around this year's theme of "Water and Apples," following the format of an apple crate label.

The students are: Austin Dibble, Jacob Prock, Stefanie Copeland, Courtney Brown, Sonia Campos, Rebeca Grimaldi, Thomas Hobbs, Raudel Garcia, Jesse Sandoval, Jesse Diaz, and Celeste Coble.

The contest was open to students in sixth through 12th grades in the Oregon portion of the Walla Walla Basin Watershed, which includes Milton-Freewater and Weston schools. Funding was provided by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and the Wildhorse Foundation.

The annual contest is an ongoing educational effort for children, parents and teachers to gain awareness of the Walla Walla Watershed. A watershed is the area from ridge top to ridge top that drains water into a river.


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