HISD names student winners of 2017 holiday greeting card contest 

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The Houston Independent School District on Monday announced the winners of the district’s 2017 holiday greeting card competition that features creative student artwork highlighting holiday traditions, seasonal decorations, and classic holiday songs.

The winners – fifth-grader Marissa Reyes of Scroggins Elementary School, seventh-grader Sophie Hinh of Pershing Middle School, and ninth-grader Daisy Prince of Lamar High School – were among 60 finalists from elementary, middle and high schools. All finalists received a boxed set of their holiday cards. All designs will also be available for purchase and on display at the HISD administration building. 

“All the students made the selection difficult this year because they were all so good,” Deputy Superintendent Sam Sarabia said. “That is a testament to the quality fine arts programs in HISD.”

Each year, the district sends out hundreds of holiday greeting cards to principals, board members, legislators, local leaders, parent groups and community partners. Since 2003, the cards have featured the artwork of HISD students. The competition organized by the HISD Strategic Partnerships Department, received more than 60 student submissions.

To purchase HISD holiday greeting cards, visit houstonisd.org/holidaycards. The deadline to purchase cards is Dec. 18.