Tice Elementary Student Named Texas Winner in National Mission Children’s Day Poster Contest

League City, Texas: The Texas State Winner of the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is Anna Eligio, a 5th Grade student from Tice Elementary in GPISD, and a new advocate for bringing missing children home. Anna's beautiful poster was made to help bring missing children back home.  Anna stated, "If l could just help them go back to their families, l won't hesitate to do so." Her compassion and desire to help missing children is evident in her poster, which includes bright depictions of happy children being reunited with their families. 

Entries for this year’s contest were received from all across the state. The poster judging was conducted Wednesday March 5, 2014, at the offices of Texas Center for the Missing, a Houston-based non-profit and the Amber Alert provider for the Houston-Galveston region. Texas Center for the Missing has been coordinating the state-level judging for Texas entries of the National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest since 2006. 

Tice Elementary counselor, Elisa Segura taught the students about stranger danger and that they should always be aware of their surroundings.  She said, “I had received communication from the organization of missing children explaining they were having a poster contest, so since we had studied that very subject I asked the students to participate.  Anna submitted her poster and was selected! We are all so thrilled for her!”  Anna also exclaimed, "My wish is that the poster will give the missing children hope."  

The criteria for judging were based on creativity, coherence with the theme, and Anna’s written description of her work.  All entries must have included the phrase "Bring Our Missing Children Home.” Tice Elementary principal, Amy Cole, stated, “Anna is an all-around great student, and her interpretation of the theme was moving. I am so proud that her picture won for the State of Texas and that she represents Tice.” 

Anna will receive a certificate and a framed copy of her artwork from Texas Center for the Missing. Her poster will then be entered into the national level of the poster contest, with a chance to receive a trip to Washington D.C. for the artist, her parents, and teacher to participate in the National Missing Children's Day ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice in May.

 

Anna Eligio

Pictured: Anna Eligio

 

 

 

 

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