The Black History Month Steering Committee announced honorable mention and people's choice winners in its recent Black History Month poster contest. The Victoria Advocate reports honorable mention awards went to Cameryn Leonard, DeLeon Elementary; Carolyn Conway, Dudley Elementary; Lily M. Leos, Guadalupe Elementary; and Jason Jacobo, Torres Elementary.

UHV faculty and staff members also were invited to vote for the People's Choice Awards by picking their top three favorites.

Winners of the People's Choice Awards and their schools were Kristen Balentine, Adam Bouldin, Cory Cann, Sara Moghanloo and Stefanie Trevino, DeLeon Elementary; Andres Garcia, Dudley Elementary; Emily Schultz, Mission Valley Elementary; Andrue Pena, Rowland Elementary; Amar Hamasagar, Schorlemmer Elementary; Savannah Chavez, Isaiah Villarreal and Samantha Juliana Zazaleta, Smith Elementary; and Kaylyn Matula, William Wood Elementary. KIXS 108 says congratulations to these fine, young students!

Every year, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria College and the Black History Steering Committee put on the contest to encourage local fifth-graders to learn more about the achievements of African-Americans throughout history.

All 176 posters entered in the contest will be on display in the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St., during regular business hours throughout February