Take Care of Texas announces art contest winners

Release Date
Mon, April 2 2018
Grand Prize winner is Abigail Valdez, 4th grader at Resaca Elementary in Brownsville
Brian McGovern

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 4th annual art contest. Kindergarten through 5th grade students submitted artwork showing how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.

Abigail Valdez, a 4th grader at Resaca Elementary in Brownsville, is awarded the grand prize for her colorful drawing. Her project was chosen over approximately 2,600 other entries statewide.

On May 16, TCEQ Commissioners, Region 15 Director Jaime Garza, and a representative from the contest partner, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, will present Valdez with a new Samsung laptop.

Each of the TCEQ regional offices also selected winners. Regional winners received a Samsung tablet for their creative work. Valdez’ teacher, Jesus Rosales, also received a Samsung tablet.

The winning art pieces will also be showcased on the Take Care of Texas and TCEQ websites, newsletters, and social media.

Grand Prize Winner
Region 15 - Harlingen
Abigail Valdez, 4th Grade
Resaca Elementary, Brownsville

Regional Winners
Region 1 - Amarillo
Madison Claypool, 5th Grade
Windsor Elementary, Amarillo
Region 9 - Waco
Isabel Mendoza, 4th Grade
South Waco Elementary, Waco
Region 2 - Lubbock
Analise Ramage, 5th Grade
H.P. Webb Elementary, Olton
Region 10 - Beaumont
Lorenzo Dominguez, 2nd Grade
Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal School, Lufkin
Region 3 - Abilene
Carleigh Ivy, 4th Grade
Shive Elementary, Vernon
Region 11 - Austin
Emily Van, 5th Grade
Cypress Elementary, Cedar Park
Region 4 - Dallas/Fort Worth
Chloe Edano, 5th Grade
Shawnee Trail Elementary, Frisco
Region 12 - Houston
Leslie Castillo Lopez, 4th Grade
Morales Elementary, Pasadena
Region 5 - Tyler
Abby Henard, 4th Grade
Red Lick Elementary, Texarkana
Region 13 - San Antonio
Donovan Marg, 2nd Grade
Randall H. Fields Elementary, Helotes
Region 6 - El Paso
Amy Adovasio, 5th Grade
Vista del Futuro, El Paso
Region 14 - Corpus Christi
Emiliana Sotelo, 5th Grade
Driscoll Elementary, Driscoll
Region 7 - Midland
Kolie Madison, 4th Grade
Stanton Elementary, Stanton
Region 16 - Laredo
Carolina Gonzalez-Ayala, 5th Grade
Charles Borchers Elementary, Laredo
Region 8 - San Angelo
Clarisa Araiza, 4th Grade
San Jacinto Elementary, San Angelo

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that provides helpful information on Texas’ successes in environmental protection and encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.

Take Care of Texas thanks its partner Samsung Austin Semiconductor for providing prizes for this year’s art contest.

Follow us on Twitter @TCEQNews and @TakeCareOfTX.

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