Streator students at Northlawn, Woodland schools win Illinois American Water art contest

Students earned a $100 donation for their classrooms

Two fifth grade artists from Streator were recognized in Illinois American Water’s annual art contest.

Kaydee Bliss, of Woodland, and Illiana Luke, of Northlawn, were selected as winners.

Young artists across Illinois participated in Illinois American Water’s annual art contest to illustrate the importance of reliable water service. Entries from third, fourth and fifth grade students captured what water service means to them. Of the many entries received, Illinois American Water chose 15 winners who earned their classrooms a $100 donation.

The winning artwork can be viewed on Illinois American Water’s Facebook page.

Illinois American Water offers the contest in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” event to raise awareness about the value of water service.

“Our local educators are our heroes every day, and especially during the pandemic. We thank them for helping us educate our young customers about the value of water service, not only for public health but also for fire protection, food preparation and more,” said Illinois American Water President Justin Ladner.

The art contest winners are listed below in no particular order: