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Manor New Tech High School Student’s Artwork Chosen to Hang in Governor’s Office

Manor New Tech High School Freshman Grace Minnix’s artwork was chosen by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott Sunday to hang in the governor’s office. The announcement was made Sunday, March 10 at the Texas Art Educators Association (TAEA) reception for the Youth Art Month Capitol Art Exhibition.

“I was very excited, honored, and surprised,” said Minnix. “I really did work hard on it and I’m proud of what I made.”

Minnix’s artwork was one of 14 pieces chosen by Mrs. Abbott and the only artwork from Central Texas selected for the prestigious recognition.

“Grace’s artwork is a great example of the top-tier student talent that we’re cultivating in our fine arts programs at Manor ISD,” said MISD Fine Arts Director Renferd Joseph. “I’m proud of her and MNTH Art Teacher Javier Barbosa for their achievement.”

The piece was previously selected to hang in the Texas State Capital as part of the Texas Art Education’s Youth Art Month Capitol Celebration. This exhibit showcases PreK-12 works of art from across the state.

Each year, the Office of the First Lady of Texas selects a group of artworks from the YAM State Capitol Exhibit to be showcased in the Governor's Business Office for one year. The works are framed by TAEA, and students are invited to a private reception in their honor.

Her story will air on KXAN News Tuesday at 12 pm, 5 pm, and online.

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