Invitation and Announcement

2021 Virtual Awards Celebration

Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 4:15 PM CT as we celebrate the achievements of 2021 Outstanding Educators, Art and Essay Student Winners of Region 6, and Spotlight on Five Art Educators of the Brazos Valley Art Education Association (BVAEA).

Outstanding Educators:

Donna Bairrington, Principal, Greens Prairie Elementary

Marci Kacal, Art Educator, Allen Academy

Clinton Rahn, Social Studies Educator, Jane Long Intermediate School

Mike Wright, WAAYTV V.P./General Manager and former KBTX/KWTX V.P./General Manager

2021 Online Art and Essay Contest

Art Theme: "Environmental Art"

Essay Theme: "Environmental Issues"

George H.W. Bush was an Environmental President who signed key pieces of environmental legislation into law. Celebrate the "Environmental Art" creativity of students, grades K-12 and the "Environmental Issues" research essays written by students in grades 4-12.

Attached below in separate documents are the Student Winners.

"Spotlight on Five Art Educators" of the Brazos Valley Art Educators Association (BVAEA)

Dr. Melinda Austin, Jami Bevans, Lisa Miller, Lisa Urban, Nathan Vogt

BVAEA is a community of local Region 6 Art Educators. Watch as they dazzle us with their art and explain their methods and processes for creativity.

Stream the 2021 Virtual Awards Celebration on Bush Library YouTube Channel:


Register at to receive a free recording of the program afterwards.

(1) Create an account.

(2) Click on the Events tab and select George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, event “2021 Virtual Awards Celebration.”

Registration help: Contact Lori Hamm-Neckar at or 817-740-7156

The Education Department is grateful for everyone's on-going support. We thank you,

Dr. Shirley Hammond

Education Director

Ms. Ivy Mestrovic

Education Technician