After hearing about the art contest from her art teacher, Denise Harris, Camilla started on her water color painting right away. When asked about the meaning behind her paining she explained, “We drink water every day, so we need it to be clean if we want to stay healthy,” said Valenzuela. “I wanted to use my piece of art to show the importance of keeping our water clean instead of polluting it.”
Denise Harris, Furlough Middle School Art Teacher, was the first person to receive the news of Valenzuela's award.
"I was so excited for Camila when I read that she had won out of 900 entries," shared Harris. "The fact that she received perfect scores from the judges speaks volumes of her talent as an artist. I am extremely proud of her."
Valenzuela along with the other seven contest winners will be honored at a special Trinity River Authority dinner and award ceremony on Wednesday, October 23. Congratulations Camilla on this outstanding achievement.