Sunday, May 29, 2022

“We are Southlake” Contest Winners Displayed in Town Square

Head to Southlake Town Square soon? Take a stroll in Family Park and checking out our new light pole banners featuring the winners of the Mayor’s Alliance Poster Contest.

“We’re thrilled to see the creativity of our incredible community!” said Mayor Laura Hill. “Everyone who visits Town Square will see the community spirit and love that our residents have for Southlake.”

Winners of the “We are Southlake” Poster Contest were selected by Mayor Laura Hill and the Mayor’s Alliance for Unity and Culture.

Congratulations to each of the winners:

  • Shreeya R. – Pre-K and under
  • Neelam Patel – Kindergarten – 2nd grade
  • Zoey Bruce – 3rd – 4th grade
  • Mihika Chowdhry – 5th – 6th grade
  • Kinnison Ward – 7th – 8th grade
  • Ava Kaplan – 9th – 12th grade
  • Bella Hanson – 9th – 12th grade
  • John P. Denk Jr. – Adult

“On behalf of the Mayor’s Alliance, congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to our participants for putting a smile on the faces of our community and bringing joy to our city,” added Mayor Hill. “This art truly shows the strong resilient community that we are. We are Southlake!”

All qualifying entries submitted were included on the “We are Southlake” mosaic banner, hanging in Rustin Pavilion. While you’re out, take a photo with the mosaic and tag #WeAreSouthlake and #MAUC!

Pre-K and under contest winner


k-2nd art contest winner



3rd-4th grade poster contest winner



5th-6th grade art contest winner


7th - 8th grade art contest winner


9th - 12th grade art contest winner 1



9th - 12 grade art contest winner 2



Adult art contest winner


Mosaic of Poster Contest Submissions


Office of Emergency Management Announces Winners of Wacky Weather Wheel Contest

Now that winter is finally behind us, many are anticipating the return of warm weather, green grass and blooming flowers. But have you thought about the possibility of severe weather this Spring? Don’t fret because if you haven’t, your children may be one step ahead!

To kick off Southlake’s 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week, your local Office of Emergency Management, OEM, sponsored a Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest was open to all Southlake students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. The “Wacky Weather Wheel” theme was to bring life to the severe weather that can affect us in North Texas, in addition to sparking a preparedness train of thought.

And oh what a spark it did create – an overwhelming 650 poster entries were submitted from five local elementary schools! The thought and creativity displayed from each student made it a difficult decision to select a first and second place winner from each grade level. Each student did a remarkable job portraying weather events that could affect each resident of Southlake.

Winners of the 2018 poster contest are:

  • Kindergarten: First Place – Aadya Tripathy, Second Place – Lucas Grimm
  • First Grade: First Place – Ruby Cloudy, Second Place – Ella Chen
  • Second Grade: First Place – Trevor Bowen, Second Place – Katelyn Lucente
  • Third Grade: First Place – Charlotte Fu, Second Place – River Gatlin
  • Fourth Grade: First Place – Vivien Wang, Second Place – Justin Lim

First Place winners received a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio, a Fire Department T-Shirt, and 1st place medal. The Second Place winners received a prize pack with ribbon and fidget spinner. The top ten masterpieces will be on display at the City of Southlake Public Library from March 26 – April 3.

The OEM would like to remind you that each year severe weather causes extensive damage and creates hardships throughout the State of Texas. Severe weather is the most dangerous and common threat that Southlake residents face on a daily basis. Often, severe weather causes serious injuries and loss of life; tragically, some of which may have been prevented. Weather-related threats occur throughout the year from tornadoes, flooding, straight-line winds, lightning, hail and hurricanes. Every household should always be prepared to face these challenges. If you would like more information on emergency preparedness, please call the Office of Emergency Management at 817-748-8624 or 817-748-8903.

Carroll Elementary Artist Wins Prize

Artwork by Presley Baldwin, 2nd Grade CES

A Carroll ISD student will have her artwork featured in a 12-month calendar printed and distributed by the Texas General Land Office.

The Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest named Presley Baldwin a winner in this year’s event. Her drawing (pictured right) of two sea creatures was selected as a finalist in the contest. Presley is a second grader at Carroll Elementary School.

Presley and 39 other finalists will receive a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, two all-day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, two tickets to the permanent exhibit hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a certificate of recognition and prizes from the Texas General Land Office.

Contest judges reviewed over 4,000 entries and picked 10 winners in each of the four categories: kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade, third-grade and fourth-grade, and fifth-grade and sixth-grade. The grand prize winner was a fifth grade student from Dallas.

Presley Baldwin, art contest winner

The annual contest is organized through the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach program. The contest began in 1996 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Adopt-A-Beach program. The competition encourages Texas students to learn more about the Texas coast and express what they have learned in their art. Click here to view all the winning artwork.

The artwork of all 40 finalists will be on display in the State Capitol’s South Central Gallery from 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29.

For more information contact the Texas General Land Office at 1-877-TXCOAST or visit their website at