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Winners announced in Wasterwater Access cover contest

Feb. 19, 2020 Updated Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 at 4:02 p.m.

From staff reports

Soryanna Taylor, of Sacajawea Middle School, has been named the winner of Spokane’s student-designed Wastewater Access cover contest.

Taylor’s entry was among 280 submissions for the contest, which was sponsored by the city of Spokane, Spokane Arts, the Lands Council and The Spokesman-Review.

The event encouraged students to gain greater understanding of water ecology and the city’s water system. The designs were to be reflective of the ecology, water, nature, creatures or landscape of the Inland Northwest.

Taylor’s design, which featured the sun rising over Spokane with marine life beneath the surface of the water, will be made into wastewater access covers – commonly known as manhole covers – that will be placed around the city.

Taylor, 13, will receive a $100 prize and tickets to the Blue Zoo, Spokane’s interactive aquarium.

Second place went to Kana Robertson, 14, also of Sacajawea Middle School. Robertson will receive a $50 prize and tickets to the Blue Zoo.

The four runners-up were: Levi Chisholm, 14, and Preston Eigenhuis, 13, both of Freeman Middle School; Madison Key, 13, of West Valley City School; and Nadia Kitch, 10, of the Pioneer School.

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