GiGi Barker drew this picture of a largemouth bass chasing a frog to win the 10-12 grade division. For the second year in a row GiGi Barker has taken first place in the 10-12 grade level of the Texas division of the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest. This is an annual contest that is open to all Texas students in public, private and home schools and is judged at four grade-levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
First-place winners in each grade-level division advance to the national competition. National winners will be announced at the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest Expo to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, in June. Last year Gi Gi Barker won 3rd place at nationals. The winning students will receive a cash prize, along with a travel allowance for themselves and their family to attend the Texas division contest expo to be held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on June 9.
Two other Warren students receive an honourable Mention. AT the Kindergarten though third grade, GiGi's little brother took this distinction. At the seventh through ninth grade level Tyler Jones receive an honourable mention.
The people choice award will be award at a later date. The public is encouraged to go to the Texas Fisheries web site and vote for the student art work of your choice.