Art contest honors service men and women for Veterans Day


To recognize the sacrifice and service of U.S. veterans, students from about 70 schools participated in an art contest to salute these heroes.

For more than 25 years, Dallas ISD has held a Veterans Day art contest in partnership with the Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation. This year’s contest theme focused on “Special Forces Military,” and students produced impressive work in response.

“This art contest is important because it helps students understand what Veterans Day is really about,” said Monica Hayslip, Dallas ISD director of visual arts. “It’s a small token of gratitude to those who have served our country.”

Typically, the winning artwork from the contest is displayed as part of an in-person event on Veterans Day. This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, the winning art is shared virtually. Click on the slideshow above to see the winning submissions.

Supporting our schools

Military veterans are an integral part of the district staff. They serve in virtually every capacity, from the maintenance teams and financial management staff to school administrators and teachers. Applying skills and discipline learned as service men and women, veterans make a positive difference in district operations. On this Veterans Day, be sure to show your appreciation to a veteran for their service to the country and Dallas ISD.

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