Local students' art to be featured in calendar
Artworks from three area students are among the 14 chosen entries for the Tulare County Farm Bureau’s 16th annual calendar — a 12-month calendar that celebrates agriculture in Tulare County.
Porterville High’s Rigoberto Sanchez, a senior, and Strathmore High’s Mark Hernandez, a senior, and sophomore Leticia Orozco’s art were chosen based on the agricultural content, originality, neatness and reproducibility of the artwork.
The students were recognized during a special presentation at the County Board of Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors’ chambers in Visalia.
In addition to featuring their artwork inside the calendar, each student received a $25 award.
The overall winner Erendira Morales, 12th grade, Orosi High School, received a $50 cash award and will have her art featured on the calendar’s front cover.
Close to 1,000 entries were submitted by Tulare County kindergarten-12th grade students for the annual art contest that promotes awareness about agriculture in Tulare County and the importance of an abundant and healthy food supply. With a theme of “Tulare County Agriculture — Our History, Our Future” — the entries were judged by a panel of representatives from Tulare County Farm Bureau, Tulare County Office of Education and the Network for a Healthy California.
Each year, the calendar is printed and distributed to schools throughout the county and is available to the public at no cost.
For a copy of the 2013-2014 TCFB Agricultural Art calendar, call the Tulare County Farm Bureau at 732-8301.