Mariana Garcia, a student at Veterans Memorial ECHS, placed 2nd in the Texas Division of the International Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the World Sports Foundation. The 2016 contest theme was “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature.” A total of 543 Texas students submitted work to the art contest. She was recently recognized in Montgomery, Texas at a conference for aviation officials. Her artwork is now advancing to national competition. Mariana’s art teacher is Ray Montes.