Clay Darby is pictured with his winning art entry.

St. Mary School had a winner for the 2016 “Treasures of the Texas Coast” which is a children’s art contest sponsored by the Texas General Land Office in Austin and the “Adopt a Beach Program”. Over 5,000 children across Texas entered this contest and 40 students were announced. The contest encourages school children to learn more about the Texas Coast and express what each they have learned through artwork.

Clay Darby, 2nd grade was one of the 40 winners. Clay will receive a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Exhibit Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a ticket to the Houston Zoo, two all-day pass to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, a certificate of recognition, a calendar which will also be distributed to school throughout Texas with his artwork and more prizes from the Texas General Land Office.