Students from Dr. Phillips High School are being recognized for their artwork in collaboration with the Orlando Utilities Commission's 2023 Water Color Project Rain Barrel Contest.
Four students from the school won the Most Creative Barrel award with the help of teacher Abigail Calloway. The winners include: Alana Urias, Alisa Andrievskaya, Gianna Miele and Harmony Thomas.
OUC's Water Color Project, which started in 2006, aims "to teach future generations to appreciate the value of this natural resource," according to a press release from the organization.
The project, in partnership with Orange County Public Schools, offers participating students a chance to receive a lesson on conservation before then joining teams to represent their school by creating artwork on rain barrels to show what they’ve learned.
Winners at seven schools were chosen for categories including Best Overall Barrel and Best City/County Theme Barrel.
The winning student artists will be recognized at an award ceremony in April.
The barrels will be auctioned off in May with all proceeds going to OCPS’ art program at each participating school.
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