• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Am Plano ISD" Student Art Contest Winners

    In November, Plano ISD students grades kindergarten through twelve entered their original artwork in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute art contest. Finalists and semifinalists were awarded in four groups: K-second grade, third-fifth grades; sixth-eighth grades; and ninth-twelfth grades. Works were displayed at the MLK Tribute event on January 24 at Williams High School. Finalists in each group were awarded fifty dollars and the overall winner received one hundred dollars. Special thanks to the MLK art contest sponsor: Plano ISD Education Foundation. See slide show below for individual finalist and semifinalist artwork and read more about the MLK Tribute event in Headline News.

  • Contest Winner: Saher Kamal, Jasper High School

    winning artwork painting of students with "we are Plano ISD" placards

    Winning artwork by Saher Kamal, Jasper High School ninth grader.

    Contest Finalists and Semifinalists

    Group 1: kindergarten to second grade

    • Finalist - Ariel Barnes, Hughston Elementary, kindergarten; teacher: Ruth Tice
    • Semifinalist - Maren McCardel, Hughston Elementary, second grade; teacher: Ruth Tice
    • Semifinalist - Kaitlyn Weaver, Hughston Elementary, second grade; teacher: Ruth Tice

    Group 2: third to fifth grades

    • Finalist - Eva Villalpando, Mathews Elementary, fourth grade; teacher: Santos Lozano
    • Semifinalist - Charlotte Bowen, Mathews Elementary, fourth grade; teacher: Santos Lozano
    • Semifinalist - Laura Gallego, Daffron Elementary, fifth grade; teacher: Karen Horton

    Group 3: sixth to eighth grades

    • Finalist - Eesha Gundam, Rice Middle School, seventh grade; teacher: Sara Aminzadeh
    • Semifinalist - Heli Dungrani, Otto Middle School, seventh grade; teacher: John Payne
    • Semifinalist - Madhalasa Iyer, Rice Middle School, eighth grade; teacher: Sara Aminzadeh

    Group 4: ninth to twelfth grades

    • Finalist - Saher Kamal, Jasper High School, ninth grade; teacher: Sara Stevens
    • Semifinalist - Sharmeen Ahsan, Plano East Senior High School, ninth grade; teacher: Andrea Weide
    • Semifinalist - Minji Kwon, Jasper High School, ninth grade; teacher: Sara Stevens