Thanks to Lufkin parent and Lion Doug Sheppard, a conversation about a joint project with Ms. Barlow became so much more! Over the course of a few months, 13 Lufkin art students participated in the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest and several placed to win monetary awards presented by Cary Lions Club Officers Ed and Becky Burt. One entry was selected to represent the Cary Lions Club in the international contest. Kailyn Becker(8-3) not only went on to win at the district level but at the state level as well!
At the meeting, Ms. Barlow expressed her belief that initial Lions' poster project and their members' encouragement was a factor in creating excitement and the incentive needed for several Lufkin students to continue to participate in other contest opportunities throughout the year. In the 2018-19 school year alone, Lufkin art students participated and won a significant number of awards in more than a dozen local, district, state and national contests! It has been a banner year for Lufkin Art in 2019 for sure. #communitymatters