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Posted on: May 12, 2022

High school photo contest winners highlight the importance and beauty of water

Photo of bird in bay drinking water

Twelve local high school students were honored for their award-winning photographs at the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Board Meeting on May 11. The winners were selected from a group of 65 students from high schools across the South Bay who submitted over 150 entries for the Authority’s High School Photo Contest. 

“The Board is proud to support this annual contest, which helps draw attention to water as an essential and precious resource,” said Board Chair Alejandra Sotelo-Solis. “We are continually amazed by the talent and photography skills of students in our service area.”

The following students took top honors:

Color Category:

1st Place: Ashley Monroy, Hilltop High School, Grade 12
2nd Place: Huynh Hoang, Bonita Vista High School, Grade 12
3rd Place: Guadalupe Estrada, Chula Vista High School, Grade 11

Black & White Category:

1st Place: Skyler Yowakim, Bonita Vista High School, Grade 9
2nd Place: Andres Cornejo, Chula Vista High School, Grade 11
3rd Place: Joaquin Angulo, Hilltop High School, Grade 12

Honorable Mentions were awarded to six additional students for their outstanding submissions.

The winning photos are displayed at www.sweetwater.org/photocontest2022, and at a special exhibit at the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center.

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