J.B. Alexander high school student Karina Cruz submitted her artwork to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s You Art What You Eat art contest this past spring. The theme for this years’ National School Lunch Week campaign was Rock the Day with a Healthy School Lunch! This annual art campaign by the T.D.A. challenges kids and staff to try new foods offered in the cafeteria.
Karina’s entry humorously depicted food choices by way of a “Battle of The Foods” scenario, and was chosen as the 2nd Place winner for the Middle and High School National School Lunch Week category. A panel of judges (food and nutritional experts from the Texas Department of Agriculture), reviewed and judged all entries based on interpretation, theme, technical skill and originality. Karina will receive a certificate of participation, and her artwork will be displayed at the Texas State Capital sometime in March 2018. Karina’s art teacher at J.B Alexander high school is Sandra Gonzalez.