Sophie Rubin '26 was named the winner of the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority's Day Without Water art contest in the third and fourth grade category.
Students across the country were involved in the national Day Without Water campaign, which was designed to educate and inspire communities about the value of water in everyday life. City and county students were asked to create artwork illustrating "Why does every drop count?" and more than 630 entries went before the City, ACSA, and RWSA judges. Each artwork was evaluated for creativity, originality, and the incorporation of the challenge question. The winning artists received a $200 gift card, water conservation goodie bag, and the display of their posters around Charlottesville. Winners included:
Nathan Jordan, Johnson Elementary School, first grade (Category: Grades 1 & 2)
Sophie Rubin, St. Anne's-Belfield School, fourth grade (Category: Grades 3 & 4)
Annie Meng, Sutherland Middle School, sixth grade (Category: Grades 5 & 6)
Savannah Gale, Henley Middle School, seventh grade (Category: Grades 7 & 8)
Elisabeth Shin, Brownsville Elementary, fifth grade (Category: Fan Favorite)
All five students were recognized at the Image a Day Without Water Awards Ceremony on Nov. 29 at the Albemarle County Service Authority. To view all winning artwork, please visit the City of Charlottesville's Imagine a Day Without Water webpage.