BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — A Broken Arrow teen won a city art contest, the City of Broken Arrow announced Tuesday.
Karelis Olivares, 14, is this year’s winner of the City of Broken Arrow Utilities Department’s Drinking Water Week Art Contest. She will be recognized by Fast Signs, the Mayor, and other City officials and presented with a plaque at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25 on the northeast corner of New Orleans St. (101st St.) and Elm Pl.
Her artistic endeavor titled Water Fall, will be on permanent display as a wrap on an electrical box at New Orleans Square.
Olivares is a ninth-grade student at All Saints Catholic School.
The annual art contest was a part of Drinking Water Week, a national observance May 2-8 that highlighted the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives. This year’s theme was “Drinking Water, There When You Need It,” and art submissions were judged on the following criteria:
- Theming/ Message
- Quality of artwork
This year marks the 47th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act that forms the core of the national effort to provide quality drinking water and protect the health of our citizens. Tap water delivers public health protection, fire protection, support for our economy, and the quality of life we enjoy.
Any measure of a successful society, including low mortality rates, economic growth and diversity, productivity, and public safety, are in some way related to access to safe water. The City of Broken Arrow ensures that the water delivered to consumers meets all federal and state standards and is clean and abundant.
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