FWISD ART CONTEST WINNERS ATTEND USS FORT WORTH COMMISSIONING
Fort Worth, Texas – Four Fort Worth ISD art students will attend the commissioning ceremony of the new littoral combat ship, the USS Fort Worth, on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Galveston. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to present their artwork to the commander of the ship.
Students at every grade level in the FWISD were invited to participate in the USS Fort Worth Art Contest. The student artists created many different views and images around the USS Fort Worth theme, including the ship in the water, the ship’s seal, naval officers onboard and many other views including a three-dimensional replica of the vessel.
The top four winners for the USS Fort Worth Event are:
Demetris Tate - Dunbar High School
Josh Fletcher - Art Teacher
Carlos Walker - Principal
(Note: Demetris lost his art work in a house fire on the day the art was due for judging. He redid the work and still won first place.)
Angel Juarez - Meadowbrook Middle School
Angela Lendzioszek - Art Teacher
Rodrigo Durbin - Principal
Othon Ramirez - Lily B. Clayton Elementary School
Amber Bailey - Art Teacher
Stephanie Hughes - Principal
Special 3-D Award of Merit
Yaset Soto – Dolores Huerta Elementary School
Yolanda Darden - Art Teacher
Carla Coscia – Principal
The commissioning ceremony will take place at Pier 21 in Galveston and will be attended by a host of dignitaries including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and a contingent from the City of Fort Worth.
Only the third of a new class of littoral combat ships, the USS Fort Worth is the first Navy ship to be named after the city. It has a 40-man crew and its light and fast design makes it flexible enough to handle a variety of tasks and assignments.
Learn more about the USS Fort Worth at the ship’s website.
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