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    November 13, 2018
    Young artists across the state participated in Illinois American Water’s annual “Imagine a Day Without Water art contest.” Entries from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students depicted what a day without water meant to them and included a related phrase. Of the many entries received, Illinois American Water chose 19 winners, earning those classrooms a $100 donation to be used for supplies or a classroom

    The winning artwork can be viewed here https://tinyurl.com/y7gjbbbg on Illinois American Water’s Facebook page. Illinois American Water holds the contest in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” event to raise awareness about the value of water service.

    “Though it’s hard to imagine even just one day without water, our young customers, when posed with the
    question of what a day without water would mean to them, truly understand the impact to fire protection,
    sanitary services, plants, animals and more,” said Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President. “It’s
    important we continue to educate about the critical role water service plays in the communities we serve.
    This art contest allows us to do so in a creative way, bringing together both art and science.”

    The art contest winners are listed below in no particular order:
    Austin McFadden, 4th Grader at St. Michael School in Wheaton
    Emma Welks, 4th Grader at Christian Hills School in Orland Hills
    Liliana Garcia, 3rd Grader at Goodings Grove School in Homer Glen
    Celeste Diaz, 5th Grader at St. Peter Catholic School in South Beloit
    Mone’ Branch, 5th Grader at Union School in Belleville
    Jacob Carrico, 5th Grader at Belle Valley School in Belleville
    Briana Wermke, 5th Grader at East Elementary School in Alton
    Chase Korsos, 4th Grader at St. Ambrose in Godfrey
    Karmen Bush, 3rd Grader at LE Stark School in Pekin
    Khloe Graham, 5th Grader at Northlawn Junior High School in Streator
    Charlie Turner, 5th Grader at Northlawn Junior High School in Streator
    Jaydon Miller, 4th Grader at West Lincoln Broadwell School in Lincoln
    Eitan Oliver, 5th Grader at Peoria Hebrew Day School in Peoria
    Gage Tuck, 5th Grader at Pleasant Hill School in Peoria
    Cora Heinz, 4th Grader at St. Jude Catholic School in Peoria
    Megan Wiechmann, 5th Grader at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Pontiac
    Leighton Clark, 4th Grader at St. Matthew Catholic School in Champaign
    Olivia Egelston, 5th Grader at Unity East Elementary School in Tolono
    Annalise Shunk, 5th Grader at Unity West Elementary School in Tolono