Stewards of the Sea Awarded for Ocean Awareness

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Long Beach Middle School students Sam Adler, Jordan Pinnick and Sienna Silvia, along with art teacher Laura Swan, have won the Making Waves Award in the 2019 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest’s film category. Their impressive submission, titled “Stewards of the Sea: Art Nurtures,” stood out from more than 3,500 entries received from around the world. 

The Long Beach group created a work of art that features sea turtles and portrays the harm that ocean life faces due to pollution. Their documentation of the project, from collecting plastic litter to painting and assembling the design, can be viewed at