FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook library is exhibiting the clever artwork of 33 pupils’ grease cans, environmental artwork created for a contest for the Fallbrook Public Utility District. They will be on display through the month of May.
The colorful cans are decorative but functional containers designed for collecting kitchen grease rather than pouring it down the drain. The district holds an annual contest, open to second- through fifth-graders, as part of its “Grease – in the Can, Not the Drain!” campaign.
After about 600 entries from Fallbrook and Bonsall schools came rolling in for the 10th annual art contest, the painstaking task of selecting the cream of the crop began.
This is the first year that schools in the Rainbow Municipal Water District have been able to participate in the annual FPUD contest because the two water agencies had a joint agreement to share resources.
Cans were decorated to look like pigs, robots, chefs, ocean seascapes made out of starfish and crushed shells, caricatures such as Angry Birds and Elmo, and one even looked like FPUD’s sewer treatment plant.
The schoolchildren who crafted them were recognized at the March board of directors meeting. In addition, Fallbrook Street School was awarded the district’s $400 prize for having the greatest number of entries in the contest. The prizes are incentives for schools to encourage student participation. The money goes toward the schools’ art programs.
The young artists were presented Wal-Mart gift certificates and other prizes, including gift certificates donated by McDonalds.
“It’s amazing what the students come up with for this project,” said general manager Brian Brady. “They’re so creative!”
Students from La Paloma (LP), Live Oak School (LOS), Fallbrook Street School (FSS), Bonsall Elementary (BE), Vallecitos Elementary (VE), William H. Frazier (WHF), Iowa Street School (ISS) and the Fallbrook Home School Academy (FHSA) participated in the contest.
• The winners are:
• First place – Jaiden Jimenez, FSS
• Second place – Anthony Escudero, FSS
• Third place – Cassidy Boulanger, WHF
• Fourth place – Abraham Santiago, FSS
• Most worldly – Fernando Ramirez, FSS
• Best collage – Yareli Albino, FSS
• Best minion – Jacqueline Murillo, FSS
• Most attention to detail – Daniella Maldonado, FSS
• Best character tribute – Paola Gutierrez, FSS
• Funniest – Lesley Montillo, FSS
• Best invention – Alanah Alexander, FSS
• Best use of sports – Rashad Saleh, FSS
• Best message – Katie Moctezuma, FSS
• Most amusing – Dylan Brown, BE
• Best bling – Katie Orozco, BE
• Best seascape – Elijah Durbin, BE
• Most cheerful – Juan Olalla, BE
• Most unique – Tegan Cannon, BE
• Most interesting – Alfonso Marrufo, BE
• Best use of everyday materials – Kiefer Elkins, BE
• Best replica – Zeke Meletych, BE
• Most artistic – Cassidy MacMillan, FHSA
• Best wildlife illustration – Victoria Lopez, LPE
• Most eye-catching – Jackelyn Montes, LPE
• Most loyal to our country – Marco Arias, LPE
• Most creative – Anna Costa, LPE
• Most clever – Brian Weishaar, LPE
• Most imaginative – Alexa Cervantes, LPE
• Best ocean work of art – Fernando Gonzalez, LPE
• Most lifelike – KC Mosely, LPE
• Best drawings – Dacey Bender, LOE
• Cutest – Cristian Franco, VS
• Most delightful – Fernando Hernandez, VE