The City of Laguna Hills, having a strong desire to support science and art education, purchased 4 butterfly sculptures to be painted by Laguna Hills school children and displayed throughout the City. The City initiated a Butterfly Design Contest to determine the design of the 4 sculptures. The Design Contest was open to all Laguna Hills public school students and designs were submitted to the City in February. There were 136 submissions representing, Lomarena, San Joaquin, and Valencia Elementary Schools, La Paz and Los Alisos Intermediate Schools, and Laguna Hills High School.
The designs were reviewed by the City of Laguna Hills Parks and Recreation Commission. The Commission selected 12 designs which most creatively reflected the science and education theme. The selections forwarded to the City Council
for approval included the winning 4 designs, 4 runner-up designs, and 4 honorable mention selections. In addition to the community contest, city staff also facilitated a school competition, selecting winning designs from each school to be recognized by the City Council. The winning designs are artistically displayed for public enjoyment at the Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex