Local Student Places In Top Three In ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ Art Contest

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Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation recently selected a student from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District as one of the winners of its annual Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest.

Edgar Leal, an 11th-grade art student at Edinburg North High School, placed third out of 3,793 students who submitted entries from 308 schools throughout Texas.

Leal said that he felt inspired when creating his artwork, which featured a muscular bull.  “A Texas bull came to mind, because nothing says Don’t Mess with Texas than a big muscular guy,” he said.

“Edgar’s an extremely talented young man with a bright future ahead of him.  Despite being a stand-out artist already, he’s also very teachable, always willing to accept advice and criticism and always open to suggestions for the sake of improving,” said Manuel Saenz Jr., head of the ENHS Fine Arts Department.  “As an art teacher, I couldn’t ask for a better student to work with.  I feel tremendous satisfaction knowing that Edgar’s hard work paid off.” 

More information, including how to request your free 2018 or upcoming 2019 calendar is available at https://ktb.org/artcontest.

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