HISD to name student winners of 2020 holiday greeting card competition

The Houston Independent School District on Monday, Nov. 16, will unveil the winners of the district’s 2020 holiday greeting card student art competition.

This year, 18 students from HISD elementary, middle, and high schools were named finalists from a total of 99 entries. The 18 finalists were chosen by the district’s area superintendents. Those 18 entries then went to HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan for judging. She then chose one elementary, one middle school and one high school to represent the district as winners.

During a virtual ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, the winning cards will be announced by HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan.

“Even though entries had to be submitted digitally due to COVID-19, we had more submitted this year than in the last four years,” said HISD Visual Arts Curriculum Specialist Rickey Polidore. “Arts teachers did not let the pandemic diminish their expectations for student artists, and that was evident in the high quality of entries this year.”

The ceremony can be streamed live on HISD TV, Twitter and Facebook Live. All of the finalists’ holiday cards will be on display and available for purchase.