Watermill Express Names Winners of Annual “Healthy Habits” Writing Contest in Laredo

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Watermill Express Names Winners of Annual “Healthy Habits” Writing Contest in Laredo

Laredo Highlights

Fourth Grade Contest Winners from Laredo Independent School District Awarded Computers for Essays Focused on Health and Wellness.

Dec 13, 2018 – Laredo, TX – Watermill Express announced the winners of its annual writing contest during ceremonies held at D.D. Hachar Elementary School in Laredo, TX. Ten fourth grade winners each received a laptop and printer as prizes for their essay submissions.

This year’s ‘Superhero’ theme challenged children to create a superhero to protect their minds, bodies, and the environment from unhealthy activity by encouraging education, exercising, eating a healthy diet, and protecting the environment. Hundreds of essays were submitted and read by a panel of judges, including Lani Dolifka, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Watermill Express.

“This is one of my favorite activities of the year and it was an honor attending this year’s ceremony in Laredo,” said Dolifka. “The children were amazing, and it was great meeting the teachers and parents. They are the true superheroes.”

Winners were selected from a district wide writing initiative sponsored by Watermill Express for all participating elementary schools from Laredo Independent School District.

The 2018 Laredo “Healthy Habits” writing contest winners are listed below:

D.D. Hachar Elementary
“Fitness Flash”
D.D. Hachar Elementary
“Conscience Creator”
Farias Elementary
Daiches Elementary
“Mega H2O”
J.A. Kawas Elementary
“Jazzy Flash”
Don Jose Gallego Elementary
“Creative Carrot”
Santa Maria Elementary
“Milly Express”
C.M. Macdonell Elementary
“Super Green Gal”
H. Ligarde Elementary
“Environmental Girl”
C.L. Milton Elementary
“Mindy the Healthy Hero”

“Laredo ISD is extremely grateful for the opportunity that Watermill Express gave to our district in order to showcase our student writing”, said Jessica Orduna-Paredes, ELAR Dean for Laredo ISD. “This writing challenge allowed our students to use their creative thinking to tackle global issues of conservation and living a healthy life every day. Watermill Express’s generous prizes served as a perfect incentive for our students to continue their inquiry and research to become well-rounded global citizens. Thank you, Watermill Express!”

The first Watermill Express writing contest was held in 2005 in the Rio Grande Valley and has since awarded more than $90,000 in prizes and has logged more than 18,000 participating students.