In celebration of Drinking Water Week, the department, in conjunction with the American Water Works Association, held a poster contest.
- Addison Luetkemeyer, a fifth grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Jefferson City, took first place and will receive $300.
- Kelsie Backues, a fifth grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Jefferson City, took second place and will receive $200.
- Katie Kriz and Sara Salarno, fifth grade students at Union Chapel Elementary in Kansas City, took third place and will each receive $50.
The winners were chosen from hundreds of entries submitted by fifth grade students across Missouri. For more information, or to view the winning posters, visitwww.dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/dw-index.htm, or call the Department of Natural Resources’ Public Drinking Water Branch at 800-361-4827 or 573-526-1825.