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CHS student’s artwork selected to represent 32nd Annual Colorado River Balloon Festival

CHS Student LugoYUMA, AZ - Cibola High School student Katelynn Lugo was the winner of the Colorado River Balloon Festival artwork competition. Lugo’s artwork will be used to promote the 32nd Annual Colorado River Balloon Festival and be the logo for the event. 

Each year, the Colorado River Balloon Festival holds a competition where the winning artwork will be used as the logo for that year’s festival. The winner also received $400 for their submission. 

“Katelynn Lugo is a wonderful student. She exudes creativity with each piece of art she creates,” CHS Ceramics teacher Holly Hendrick said. “Katelynn loves art and it shows in her enthusiasm each day as she works on solving visual problems in our classroom. She is a joy to have in class and I am very proud to be her teacher.”

The Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival is presented by the Caballeros de Yuma and is one of Yuma, Arizona's premier fall events. The festival will run from Nov. 18-20, 2022 at the Yuma West Wetlands Park and Desert Sun Stadium with colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. There will be different events such as the Desert Balloon Glow, where balloons burn their burners to glow brightly in the dark desert sky. 


Christian Magana