GISD names 2021 Elementary Greeting Card Contest winners

For more than 30 years, the artwork of Garland ISD students has helped ring in the holiday season. Our annual Elementary School Greeting Card Contest is made possible through partnerships with elementary campuses across the district. We thank all of our wonderful schools that participated in this year's event.

The 2021 competition featured 28 schools and submissions that ranged from drawing to painting to watercolor art. As always, our judges had a tough decision choosing the top designs. Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present this year's top three winners:

Hickman Elementary School

  • Artist: Andrea Nicole Jimenez-Morales
  • Art Teacher: Patricia Ballast 
  • Principal: Karla Beltran

Beaver Technology Center

  • Artist: Jasmine Vazquez Gonzalez
  • Art Teacher: Dixie Nambo 
  • Principal: Vicki DeVantier

Walnut Glen Academy

  • Artist: Jacob Ortiz Henao
  • Art Teacher: Kathleen Hodges 
  • Principal: Lisa Alexander

The winning artists were present at the December 14 School Board Meeting to receive the Evidence of Excellence Award from GISD. Their designs have also been printed on the cover of holiday gift cards the district sent to dignitaries across the state.

Congratulations to all of the students and schools that participated.

View the slideshow to see artwork from the three top overall winners.