Student artists place in Superintendent Holiday Card Contest

November 14, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019—More than 200 CFISD students submitted original holiday cards for the annual Superintendent Holiday Card Contest, with nine designs selected to be displayed outside of the superintendent’s office.

CFISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry and associate superintendents served as judges for the contest, choosing the top three designs from the elementary, middle and high school levels.

In the elementary school level, Lamkin Elementary School third grade student Mackenzie Yuncker placed first with her collage titled “Reindeer on Vacation.” Reed Elementary School fifth grade student Chau Pham placed second with her oil pastel piece titled “Aurora” and Post Elementary School fifth grade student Ashlyn Jacinto placed third with her oil pastel piece titled “Winter Bird.”  

“Reindeer on Vacation” by Mackenzie Yuncker, Lamkin Elementary School“Reindeer on Vacation” by Mackenzie Yuncker, Lamkin Elementary School
“Aurora“Aurora" by Chau Pham, Reed Elementary School
“Winter Bird“Winter Bird" by Ashlyn Jacinto, Post Elementary School


In the middle school level, Campbell Middle School eighth grade student Kamila Yepez placed first with her watercolor piece titled “Christmas Birds.” Campbell eighth grade student Jacklyn Nguyen placed second with her color pencil drawing titled “Christmas Bunnies” and Spillane Middle School eighth grade student Aleena Javed placed third with her digital art media piece titled “Sun Struck Eyes.”

“Christmas Birds“Christmas Birds" by Kamila Yepez, Campbell Middle School
“Christmas Bunnies“Christmas Bunnies" by Jacklyn Nguyen, Campbell Middle School
“Sun Struck Eyes“Sun Struck Eyes" by Aleena Javed, Spillane Middle School

In the high school level, Cypress Park High School junior Fatima Garcia placed first with her mixed media piece titled “Ornament.” Cypress Lakes High School senior Kayla Carabes placed second with her color pencil drawing titled “Snowy Doe” and Cy-Fair High School senior Hasan Nooruddin placed third with his digital art media piece titled “Winters Day.”

“Snowy Doe“Snowy Doe" by Kayla Carabes, Cypress Lakes High School
“Winters Day“Winters Day" by Hasan Nooruddin, Cy-Fair High School
“Ornament“Ornament" by Fatima Garcia, Cypress Park High School


“Each year I look forward to organizing the Superintendent Holiday Card Contest because of the opportunities it allows for students of all grade levels,” said Lee Carrier, CFISD art coordinator. “I have learned from this competition, like many others, that contests are a way for students to build their creative confidence. This year’s art submissions showed variety and skill which made it challenging for the jurors to select the top choices. I want to thank each and every student participant for their effort and their art teacher for encouraging them. I believe that when a student creates a piece of art and enters it in a competition, he or she has tried, which is the first step to success.”

The top three entries in each category will be on display outside of the superintendent’s office until Dec. 20.

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