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Valleys Student Artists Illustrate District Calendar
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The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

The annual educational calendar showcases original works of art chosen from hundreds of entries by children in each of the eight counties that make up the Valley Air District. The creative and colorful drawings illustrate a monthly clean-air message in both English and Spanish, such as “Clear skies, healthy lives” and “Use an electric lawnmower.”

Students selected for the 2017 calendar include Aria Delgado, a Sanger seventh grader, whose intricate detailed drawing graces the calendar cover, as well as: Izabella Rodriguez, 1st grade, Newman; Genesis Mendoza, 1st grade, Tipton; Angelica Ochoa Ceja, 3rd grade, Atwater; Tabitha Hitchman, 3rd grade, Hanford; LizaMarie Velasquez, 3rd grade, Fresno and Jesus Serrato, 5th grade, Arvin.

Also, Taylor Melching, 5th grade, Lemoore; Daman Basu, 6th grade, Mountain House; Hannah Agatep, 6th grade, Bakersfield; Adrian Martinez, 6th grade, Manteca; Christopher Rubi Peralta, 6th grade, Manteca; Davis Cesar, 9th grade, Fresno; Lauren Childers, 10th grade, Madera and Lluvia Moreno, 12th grade, North Fork.

The calendars are distributed to schools, community groups, healthcare facilities, churches, civic organizations and non-profit groups as well as individuals requesting one throughout the Valley. The District prints 20,000 copies of the popular, free publication, which promotes Healthy Air Living throughout the year.

The 2017 calendars can be reserved, while supplies last, by emailing, and can be picked up in any District office: in Fresno, at 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave. (559-230-6000), in Modesto, at 4800 Enterprise Way (209-557-6400), and in Bakersfield, at 34936 Flyover Court (661-392-5500).