Picture: Ashdown High School junior Emma Thomas shows off her letter of recognition and $250 gift card from Downey Publishing for winning Runner-Up honors in their 2012-13 Cover Art Contest. Her winning artwork can be seen on the inside back cover of the 2012-13 Downey Texarkana Metro Phone Book. Thomas is an art student of Becky Edmisten at AHS and the daughter of Darren and Audrey Thomas.
Ashdown High School junior Emma Thomas earned Runner-Up honors, was awarded a $250 gift card, and has her artwork displayed on the inside back cover of the 2012-13 Downey Texarkana Metro Phone Book as a result of her entry into the Downey Cover Art Contest this spring. Downey sponsors the contests in many of its directory areas, awarding prizes of $500 for one first place winner whose work is featured on the front cover of the phone book and two $250 runner-up winners who are featured inside the back cover, as well as $500 cash to the winning student's school. Artwork entries from other students are displayed throughout the book too.
Downey Publishing celebrates over 20 years in the directory business. Founded in 1987 by Wallace E. Downey, Downey publishes 41 Telephone Directories throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.