First Lady Cathy Justice announced 20 winning entries in the First Lady’s Student Artist Series “Thank A Veteran” contest.

The contest tasked third, fourth, and fifth grade students from across West Virginia to submit hand-drawn cards, thanking veterans for their service and honoring them for the sacrifices made in service to the state and country.

A grand total of 2,785 card entries were received, coming from 54 schools in 24 counties from all corners of the state.

“I was so proud to see such an overwhelming response from our ‘Thank a Veteran’ card initiative,” First Lady Justice said. “It is wonderful to see students throughout the state showing support and gratitude to our veterans.”

Jaxon Myers, a fifth grade student in Liz Cecil’s class at Kenna Elementary School, was one of the 20 winning entries chosen by Lady Justice. Myers will be receiving a $25 Visa gift card for his design.