Monday, April 1, 2013

Water Conservation Day at the Capitol a great success

The Southern Ogallala Conservation and Outreach Program hosted a water conservation artwork contest in early January. Winners of the contest were awarded an all-expense paid trip to Austin in celebration of Texas Water Day at the Capitol. SOCOP took two high school students to Austin last week. One student from Plains and one from Brownfield traveled to Austin to tour the Capitol and meet their state representatives. Below are some pictures from the trip. We had a great time!

Angela Sanchez, Brownfield High School senior and winner 
for the South Plains UWCD, displays her winning artwork.

The whole group pictured in the House Gallery.

We were able to go on a dome tour. 
We eventually made it all the way to that Texas star at the top!

Representative Charles Perry and the group.

Polina Tolstova, a Russian foreign exchange student  currently attending 
Plains High School, was the winner for the Sandy Land UWCD.