Three budding artists were honored by Allen City Council for promoting the planting of trees.
The students created posters for Keep Allen Beautiful's annual Arbor Day poster contest. This year's theme was "Trees are Terrific...and Energy Wise!"
Emily Villano of Cheatham Elementary won first place; fellow Cheatham student Eric Yang earned second. Neha Nayak, a student at Olson Elementary, came in third.
A tree will be planted in Villano's honor at Cheatham Elementary on Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m.