HHS junior turns cartons into art for national contest


HHS junior Donaldo Almazan is using his artistic abilities to share with other students the importance of building strong bones.

Almazan was awarded for his submission in the high school category of the Made by Milk contest. The Made By Milk contest encourages students to build strong bones with milk and flex their creative muscles by repurposing milk cartons into artwork.

Their submissions were required to use at least 100 milk cartoons, and incorporate the semester’s theme of Landmarks.

For his entry, he created a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. His piece was titled the Lincoln Moomorial, and it took more than a month to complete.Over 108 landmark entries from across the country were submitted.

Along with his win, he will receive a prize of $1500 to use for future recycling projects at HHS. He hopes to implement a recycling program for plastic and aluminum on campus, he said.

In addition to his artistic talents, Almazan is being recognized for his achievements in the sciences as well. He was recently selected to attend Harvard University to participate in an internship this summer. During his internship, he will work with the nations top minds in the field of chemistry.

He hopes that his experiences will help him advance his achievements in science categories at University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic competitions, he said.

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