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Every year, South Coast Water District awards a scholarship to a high school student who lives in the District’s service area. For 2018, the scholarship was a video contest. The contest challenged students to create a video that educates people about the value of water.

This year’s winner was Alanni Perman with her video, “Somewhere over Orange County” a fresh twist on Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole’s song rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World.”

Alanni, a Dana Point Resident, is a recent graduate of Dana Hills High School. Her video is posted on the District’s Website and on social media. She will be studying pre-med at University of California Santa Barbara in the fall. View the video at

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