HHS student wins district holiday card design contest

Paulina Reyna, a 10th grade student at Harlandale High School, was named the winner of the 2017 HISD Holiday Card Contest.

Her winning design features a reindeer wearing a big, red bow with colorful holiday lights and ornaments adorning its antlers, which perfectly conveys the spirit of the Holiday season.

When Paulina found out her design had beat out entries from all grade-level art classes, she was left speechless.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was so surprised, but I’m thankful that I won.”

As Paulina worked on her design in November, she knew she wanted to illustrate her love for winter.

“I wanted to bring light to the warmth that we feel during this season, especially how the aesthetics are indoors,” she said. “I used watercolor because I like the natural feel of it, and how I was able to draw in the textures as well.”

Her Art Teacher Rey Campos couldn’t be more proud of Paulina and praised her work ethic.

“She worked on it a lot, not only here during class, but also outside of the classroom, so she deserved it,” he said. “She is one of the finest artists that I have in my classroom and is always so motivated.”

Paulina has been drawing all her life and always tries to add emotion and feeling to her pieces. She hopes to become a graphic artist or comic illustrator in the future.

As for now, she feels proud that her design will be used as the official Harlandale ISD Holiday card.

Other honorable mentions from the contest include Rayburn ES student Amanda Ramirez (fifth grade), LMS student Crystal Mendoza (eighth grade) and HHS student Joseph Romero (11th grade).

Happy holidays, HISD family! 

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