Artwork by Flour Bluff Elementary student, Gloria Harris, was one of 40 state-wide winners of the Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush 23rd Annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. Her entry was one of over 3,900 entries entered by students from across the state of Texas and the only entry selected from the Coastal Bend as a winner. Gloria’s artwork depicts a young girl swimming with a sea turtle.
“Adopt-A-Beach is more than simply volunteering to clean up the Texas coast. The Adopt-A-Beach program teaches young Texans the importance and impact of their actions and how they too can help care for Texas and its environment,” said Commissioner Bush. “Through the ‘Treasures of the Texas’ Coast’ Children’s Art Contest, kids from across the state have been able to learn more about our Texas coast while enjoying the chance to showcase their talent. I am always impressed by the outstanding ability of young Texans!”
All the state-wide winners artwork, including Gloria’s, will appear on the cover of the 2020 Adopt-A-Beach calendar, which will be distributed statewide. In addition, the artwork of all winners will be on public display in the South-Central Gallery of the Texas Capitol May 21st – 28th for all visitors to view and appreciate, according to information released by the Texas General Land Office. Each winner will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium, two tickets to the Houston Zoo, two all day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, prizes and a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork.