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Take Care of Texas announces winners of annual Kids Art Contest

June 8, 2020 - Grand Prize winner is Walker Station Elementary 2nd grader, Aaria Arora
ContactBrian McGovern
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A second grade student at Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land has been named the grand prize winner in the sixth annual Take Care of Texas Art Contest. Aaria Arora’s winning artwork was chosen from approximately 2,000 entries statewide.

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

Aaria will receive a laptop computer and her teacher will receive a tablet computer. The fifteen regional winners will also receive a tablet. Prizes were donated by the Texas Chemical Council.

Staff at each TCEQ regional office selected winners from each of the regions’ qualifying entries. The winning art pieces will be showcased on the Take Care of Texas and TCEQ websites, newsletters and social media. Regional winners' artwork can be viewed on the Take Care of Texas website.

Grand Prize Winner TCEQ Region 12
Aaria Arora, 2nd Grade
Walker Station Elementary, Sugar Land

TCEQ Region 1
Emma Arredondo, 4th Grade
Aikman Elementary, Hereford

TCEQ Region 2
Angie Le, 4th Grade
Oak Ridge Elementary, Lubbock

TCEQ Region 3
Cheran Hooper, 5th Grade
Sheppard Air Force Base Elementary, Sheppard AFB

TCEQ Region 4
Hayul Lee, 4th Grade
Ogle Elementary, McKinney

TCEQ Region 5
Crystal Presiado, 5th Grade
Como-Pickton Elementary, Como

TCEQ Region 6
Angel Umoh, 5th Grade
Bliss Elementary, El Paso

TCEQ Region 7
Zoee Areguello, 5th Grade
Santa Rita Elementary, Midland

TCEQ Region 8
Keoyn Keeney, 4th Grade
Rochelle Elementary, Rochelle

TCEQ Region 9
Natalie McGrath, 5th Grade
River Valley Intermediate, McGregor

TCEQ Region 10
Cayley Velasco, 5th Grade
Woden Elementary, Nacogdoches

TCEQ Region 11
Shreyan Khanna, 5th Grade
Laurel Mountain Elementary, Austin

TCEQ Region 14
Shayla Pulido, 4th Grade
Charlie Marshall Elementary, San Patricio

TCEQ Region 13
Michael Uribe, 5th Grade
Poteet Intermediate, Poteet

TCEQ Region 16
James Sepesi, 3rd Grade
Trautmann Elementary School, Laredo

TCEQ Region 15
Sophia Trevino, 5th Grade
Creative Explorations Home School, Harlingen

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.

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