FMC Elementary held a pumpkin decorating contest on Oct. 31. Nearly 180 first- and second-grade students entered a variety of decorated peacocks, elephants, carriages, characters and various other creative ideas. The students and their families worked vigorously and put a lot a creativity into their pumpkins. Awards were given to the funniest, most original and best in show pumpkins. First-grade winners were: “Funniest Category” – first place: Jayden Gonzalez, second place: Natalia Serrano (not pictured), third place: Kree and Keely Lockhart, honorable mention: David Trevino; “Most Original” – first place: Justin Flores, second place: Ray Espinoza, third place: Joe Martinez, honorable mention: Ryne Espinoza; “Best in Show” – first place: Diego Tamez, second place: Noel Martinez, third place: Jazlyn Serna, and honorable mention: Ryan Martinez (not pictured). Second-grade winners were: “Funniest Category” – first place: Priscilla Arredondo, second place: Reymundo Ramirez, third place: Albert Rodriguez, honorable mention: Aiden Posada; “Most Original” – first place: Rylee Fox, second place: Samantha Ibarra, third place: Ismael Rea, honorable mention: Sonia Keller; “Best in Show” – first place: Jason Perez, second place: Julianne Lopez, third place: Sienna Coffeen, and honorable mention: Elijah Sustaita.