Take Care of Texas announces art contest winners

Release Date
Mon, April 15 2019
Brian McGovern
Richmond 5th grader Mira Patel selected from 5,200 other entries

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 5th annual K-5 art contest. Mira Patel, a 5th grader at Madden Elementary in Richmond, is the grand prize winner for her drawing. Her artwork was chosen over more than 5,200 entries, which is twice the number of entries the contest received last year.

Students were asked to submit artwork showing how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.

On May 15, TCEQ commissioners and Region 12 Director Nicole Bealle, and a representative from the contest partner, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, will present Patel with a new Samsung laptop.

Each of the TCEQ regional offices also selected winners, who will each receive a Samsung tablet for their creative work. Patel’s teacher, Nicole Brown, will also receive 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 - TCEQ Region 12
Mira Patel, 5th Grade
Madden Elementary, Richmond

TCEQ Region 1   
Lincoln Buchanan, 5th Grade
Borger Intermediate School, Borger

TCEQ Region 2 
Olivia G. Acuña, 5th Grade
Willow Bend Elementary School, Lubbock

TCEQ Region 3
Vorevann Seng, 5th Grade
Robert Bassetti Elementary School, Abilene

TCEQ Region 4
Pranavi Chatrathi, 3rd Grade
Anderson Elementary School, Plano

TCEQ Region 5
Briley Madison, 2nd Grade
Frankston Elementary School, Frankston

TCEQ Region 6
Celeste Cardenas, 5th Grade
Rosa Guerrero Elementary, El Paso

TCEQ Region 7
Riley Wimberley, 5th Grade
Compass Academy Charter School, Odessa

TCEQ Region 8
Lexi Kemp, 4th Grade
Wall Elementary School, Wall

TCEQ Region 9
Caleb Brooks, 5th Grade
River Valley Intermediate School, McGregor

TCEQ Region 10
Destiny Bass, 5th Grade
Leggett Independent School District, Leggett

TCEQ Region 11
Allison Kim, 5th Grade
Patsy Sommer Elementary School, Austin

TCEQ Region 13
Emily Reyes, 4th Grade
Roy Cisneros Elementary School, San Antonio

TCEQ Region 14
Sienna Cruz, 5th Grade
Charlie Marshall Elementary School, Aransas Pass

TCEQ Region 15
James Gonzalez, 3rd Grade
Sharp Elementary, Brownsville

TCEQ Region 16
Alessandra Rempe, 4th Grade
Nye Elementary School, Laredo

Prizes are made possible through a contribution from Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

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