Water and Energy Awareness Day

 Welcome to the City of Gallup's 13th Annual McKinley Water & Energy Awareness Day page.

We are excited this event once again gave critical environmental water education to our local City of Gallup and GMCS students.

During 2017, we had a extremely successful event with 17 professional natural resource presenters who taught 900 JFK Middle School students on the first day 3/14/17, and 450 fourth and fifth grade students at Red Rock Park during the second day 3/15/17, assisted by 70+ Miyamura and Gallup High School Volunteer students. We cannot thank our volunteers and Presenters enough for making the 13th Annual McKinley County Water & Energy Festival an interactive event that meets national educational benchmark standards for our local youth.

2018 Water & Energy Awareness Day T-SHIRT Contest
All McKinley County 4th through 12th grade students were invited to enter our 2018 Water & Energy Awareness Day T-SHIRT Contest! as an ongoing promotional water-saving advertising campaign.

2017 Water & Energy Awareness Day T-Shirt design contestants were from JFK Middle & Jefferson Elementary School, who designed wonderful new logos. We had over 100 students submit T-Shirt designs. The first-place design became the official McKinley County Water Awareness Day t-shirt logo to be worn and given to all attending volunteers. Extra t-shirts were given to presenters and participating students.

2017 AWARD WINNING designs from JFK-Middle School winning are:

  • 1st Prize Winner: Ashley Billie
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  •  2nd Prize Winner:  Jessica Conejo

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  •  3rd Prize Winner – Mescalero Jefferson
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2017 AWARD Winning designs from Jefferson Elementary are:

  •  1st Prize Winner –  Ryanelle Velarde
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  •  2nd Prize Winner – Atticus David
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  •  3rd Prize Winner - Sydah Bahe
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We commend the artists who created and submitted fantastic 2017 Water & Energy Festival designs, they are amazingly creative!

By targeting students and instilling conservation habits in youth, we encourage students to bring water education home to our Gallup families and surrounding communities, which depend on the same aquifers as the city.