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Eleven Harlingen CISD students had their work published in Celebrating Art, an international art anthology book.

Students had the opportunity to compete in the artwork contest through a Harlingen Parks and Recreation class called Creative Explorations. The class, taught by KEYS Academy art teacher Oneida Trevino, allows students to experiment with different media, such as pencil, watercolor, India ink, tempera paint, low-fire earthenware clay, and other media.

Harlingen was also recognized as a top program in the contest on account of the number of students published and were ranked third in the state. Each season, thousands of students enter artwork, but only the top 25 percent are selected to be published.

The students and their campuses are as follows:

Laila Velez, 3rd grade, Lamar Elementary
Sofia Trevino, 3rd grade, Bonham Elementary
Mckenna Thompson, 3rd grade, Dishman Elementary
Ainara Espinel, 1st grade, Rodriguez Elementary
Alondra Espinel, 4th grade, Rodriguez Elementary
Giovanna, 1st grade, Long Elementary
Eli Torres, 1st grade, Dishman Elementary
Savannah Knox, 6th grade, Coakley Middle School
Erik Leon, 6th grade, Vernon Middle School
Analily Marquez, 7th grade, Memorial Middle School
Isa Sauceda, 8th grade, Vernon Middle School

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