January 20, 2021
Spillane Middle School sixth grade student Kaila McGrew’s submission is displayed in the 2021 Treasures of the Texas Coast calendar under the month of October.
Jan. 20, 2021—Three CFISD students were among the finalists for the 2021 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office.
All Texas students in kindergarden through sixth grade are able to participate in the annual statewise contest, with the top 40 finalists being featured in the 2021 Treasures of the Texas Coast annual calendar.
Spillane sixth grade students Kaila McGrew and Chloe Moon and Salyards seventh grade student Shiruixue Fang placed among the 40 statewise finalists.
Salyards Middle School seventh grade student Shiruixue Fang’s submission is displayed in the 2021 Treasures of the Texas Coast calendar under the month of October.
McGrew and Fang’s work are both featured for the month of October, while Moon’s entry is featured for the month of November.
“I would like to commend the art teachers of the three student finalists for encouraging them to compete, despite the challenges faced with the pandemic,” said Lee Carrier, CFISD coordinator of visual arts. “At this time, art programs expect to see a decline in participation, yet CFISD art students continue to produce artwork not only at the competitive level but for expressive reasons that promote environmental awareness. I would also like to congratulate the three CFISD student finalists and thank them for creating artwork that expresses the importance of preserving our Texas coast.”
In addition to having their work distributed statewide on the 2021 annual calendar, the top 40 finalists also received a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi as well as a Certificate of Recognation from the Texas General Land Office.
Spillane Middle School sixth grade student Chloe Moon’s submission is displayed in the 2021 Treasures of the Texas Coast calendar under the month of November.
Calendars can be requested free on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing [email protected].
Learn more about the Treasures of the Texas Coast Art Contest.