Local elementary and high school students who won a cultural art contest organized for NAU’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Celebracion de La Raza, were presented NAU bookstore certificates by NAU President John Haeger during a reception in the University Union on Oct. 12.

Contest winners from Puente de Hozho elementary school were Katarina DarnellJohnny BrooksSedillo and Ruben Cruz Soto. High school winners were Yosimar Sanchez and Daniel Vargas from Coconino High School, and Andrea Vasquez from Flagstaff High School.

“It was a good time seeing the imagination these kids have,” said Marcos Enriquez, who co-chaired organizing the month-long activities with Kesia Ceniceros. Both Enriquez and Ceniceros are NAU students. They received more than 100 art contest entries, which were judged for their artistic technique and cultural content.