Students win college scholarships for Hispanic Heritage Month artwork

First-place winner Morgan Gonzales, left, Leanna Rosales, center, took second-place, and Katie Bollman, right, took third-place.

Victoria Independent School District students show the plaques and scholarships they received for their artwork at the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest Reception Thursday at the University of Houston-Victoria. First-place winner Morgan Gonzales, left, won a $2,000 scholarship from UHV and a two-year tuition waiver from Victoria College. Gonzales Tiempo de Cena, a colored-pencil entry, was judged the best of 54 entries and is featured on this years posters advertising local Hispanic Heritage Month events. Leanna Rosales, center, took second-place with her La Munequita, earning a $1,000 scholarship. Katie Bollman won a $500 scholarship with her third-place entry, La Mirada. Honorable mentions went to Sara Staff for Una Princesa and Ivan Rivas for his entry, Soledad Sin Luna. All winners were Howell Middle School students when the contest took place last spring. Second- and third-place scholarships may be used at either UHV or VC and were donated by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Council. All contest entries will be on display during regular business hours through Oct. 15 at the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ken Cooke 361-570-4342