Lufkin student winner of statewide art contest

Lufkin ISD Second-grader Rishona Mopur's masterpiece won a top honor.

The environmental drawing was just one of a dozen that will be featured in the 2015 Don't Mess with Texas litter prevention calendar. If that wasn't impressive enough, she was chosen from thousands of students. About 6,600 students from all over the Lone Star State submitted their masterpieces to the elementary school art contest.

The Dunbar Primary School student said she couldn't believe she actually won because she spends most of her time either reading or doing math. She said the logic behind her masterpiece was quite simple.

"I got inspired by people raking leaves, and I wanted to do something like that. I also put owls on there because my sister likes owls. " Mopur said.

However, she went into further detail saying that her teacher also helped her put the idea on paper. In addition to owls and beautiful fall colors, the drawing reads "Who keeps Texas beautiful we do!" It's something she wants everyone to know.

"Don't mess with Texas and don't litter," Mopur said.

Mopur won a tablet and an HEB gift card. The calendar will be available at HEB and Central Market stores at the end of this year.

Copyright 2014 KTRE. All rights reserved.