Senior Christina Arcila was one of three Kofa High School students who took home top prizes in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8242’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest last month.
High school students from across Yuma County were invited.
“I am always proud of the work the students do and the contests they decide to participate in,” Kofa High School art teacher Amy Seeley said.
Arcila received the first-place award of $150 for her work titled “United We Stand,” a mixed-media piece. Aiyana Polk received the second-place award of $125 for her mixed-media work titled, “Appreciation of Freedom,” and Ethan Cuellar received the third-place award of $100 for his mixed media piece titled, “Eagle of Justice.”
Both Jesus Espinoza, who created a work called “Our Nation’s Hero,” and Arcila had their pieces sent to the state level for judging as well.
Other Kofa students participating in the contest included: Laisha Felix, Nik Corpus, Juan Montano Rembao, Stephanie Saenz-Gamino and Luisana Salas. All KHS students received certificates, pins, or cash awards for their entries.