WINSTON MATTWANDEL WILL BE HONORED BY THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THEIR JUNE MEETING
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – June 10, 2019 - The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) today announced that Scotts Valley High School student Winston Mattwandel was among nine local high school students honored for their original videos about water-wise Gardens earlier this month, culminating the fifth annual student-made video contest organized by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee.
More than 90 public service announcement-style videos were submitted from high school students in the Monterey Bay area. Two top winners, including Winston, each were awarded a $500 cash prize. Four runners up and three honorable mentions also received prizes. The videos were chosen for their level of visual, sound and editing quality and most importantly, for their messages to inspire water-wise gardening.
“It is terrific to see such interest in water stewardship from the next generation,” Scotts Valley Water District General Manager Piret Harmon said. “We are confident that getting the youth involved now will shape the attitudes and behaviors of the water customers in the future.”
The Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors will acknowledge Winston’s accomplishment at its next meeting, Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Santa Margarita Community Room at the District office, 2 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley.
Winston's video, Three Easy Ways to be More Water Wise, and the other winning videos can be viewed at https://watersavingtips.org/resources/videocontest. They will air this summer on KION channel 5/46, the Spanish TV station Telemundo 23, KSBW, Santa Cruz Community Television, and Watsonville’s public access channel 70. Videos will also be shown before movies at Cinema 9 in Santa Cruz.
Also, as part of the video contest, Scott Valley High received a $300 award for the Green Team and the Career Technical Education Partnership Video Production program, led by teachers Mark Andrews and Joel Domhoff.
ABOUT WCC AND WAC
The Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County (WCC), and the Monterey County Water Awareness Committee (WAC) are made up of water agencies, Cities and other organizations working together to promote water awareness and water conservation in the Monterey Bay Area. Learn more at www.watersavingtips.org and www.waterawareness.org
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Scotts Valley Water District is a public agency providing water service over six square miles including most of the City of Scotts Valley and a portion of the unincorporated areas north of the city limits. The community of Scotts Valley places a high value on livability, innovation, and planning for the future. Scotts Valley Water District is proud to play a vital role in supporting those efforts by providing a reliable, sustainable, high-quality water supply. Through a partnership with our community, strategic investment in resources and pursuit of new ideas, Scotts Valley Water District is redefining its historic role in order to meet future challenges and turn them into opportunities. Learn more at www.svwd.org, www.facebook.com/svwater or www.instagram.com/scottsvalleywaterdistrict/.