Take Care of Texas announces art contest winners
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.
Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.