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High School Students Win Awards for Creative Mardi Gras Masks

February 27, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted the Miller High School Mask Competition during the President’s Mardi Gras Ball held February 2 at the Art Museum of South Texas.

 In all, 46 high school students had the opportunity to win cash prizes.

The masks were made of paper mache, and the students added a multitude of supplies such as paper, lace, feathers, paper clips, and paint to decorate them.  Attendees voted for their favorite masks and the top three contestants won cash prizes.

“Bringing in local high school talent helped engage the University with local students and provide them with a showcase for displaying their talents,” said Sara Morgan, Stewardship Coordinator of Institutional Advancement.


The top three winners were:

First place ($300) – Soledad Castro, 16

Second place ($200) – Christopher Pena, 17; Tamarah Vasquez, 17; Crystal Romero, 17

Third place ($100) – Michaek Hill, 14; Xavier Almaguer, 13; Lorissa Valdez, 13; Christina Olvera, 16

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