Pharr, Texas – Three art students from Pharr-San Juan Alamo-ISD were recently awarded Art Conservation Scholarships from the Jack & Harriet Lowe Foundation for their artwork capturing the Rio Grande Valley native flora and fauna.
The recipients were awarded $1,000, $600 and $400 scholarships, respectively:
•1st place – Jose Cuevas, PSJA North ECHS
•2nd place – Christopher Karr, PSJA ECHS
•3rd place – Francisco Morin, PSJA North ECHS
In addition to the scholarships, the three students were among dozens who had their pieces showcased during former First Lady Laura Bush’s visit last fall to Palmer Elementary. During her visit to PSJA, she highlighted the district’s conservation efforts and designated it a Conservation Wrangler for not only preserving the natural habitat but creating outdoor classrooms where students can learn the importance of maintaining the unique ecosystem of the region.