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Student Wins Art Contest

Regina-Howell Elementary 3rd grade student Jordan Pierce won 1st place in a bark-inspiring art contest at Dogtoberfest, which is an annual event hosted by Beaumont Main Street.  

Students were asked to create an original work of art depicting their best tail-wagging friend. Pierce received 1st place in her age division for creating a collage of her dog ‘Buddy’ when he was a puppy. She was the only student in Beaumont ISD to win an award.  

The contest was open for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Young Audiences, who partners with Beaumont Main Street, runs the contest by sending out information to area schools and judging the entries.

The winning artwork was on display at the event which was held on October 13 and featured tons of dog-themed activities and contests. Winners had the opportunity to walk the red carpet and show their artwork before receiving their awards. “Jordan is very talented and has placed in this contest before,” said Young Audiences Executive Director Stacie Jannise. “In fact, her family consistently enters the contest each year and her older brother had placed before.”

Regina-Howell art teacher Dayna Dyrhaug loved the way Pierce depicted her dog in such a creative way for this contest and ones in the past. “I am very proud of Jordan, both her and her brother,” said Dyrhaug. “In addition, I'm very appreciative that Jordan's family has always and continues to support the arts in our community.”