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Sophomore designs shirt

Leslie Mora, a 10th-grade student at Chamberlain High School, created a design for the Tampa Water Department's Annual Fire Hydrant T-shirt Painting Contest. Leslie said she thought up the design when she remembered Dalmatian dogs are often associated with fire departments. She is looking forward to seeing her design on T-shirts of more than 200 people who will participate in the annual Fire Hydrant Painting Contest on April 25.

For Leslie's design her school's art department will receive a donation of $100.

"The winner, Leslie, will receive a nice prize," said Dave Tippin, director of the Tampa Water Department. "We will probably frame her design as we did last year's winner." All prizes are made possible through private donations, he said.

Leslie is the daughter of Alana and Bradley Mora.