(Laredo, Texas)-The annual Pumpkin Patch Contest at Muller Elementary School gives students an opportunity to showcase their creativity. Students in grades Pre-k through 5th are grouped into teams. Each team selects a book, then renders characters from the literature using a variety of materials, including pumpkins. Teachers and faculty work closely with students to help them develop their projects The annual Pumpkin Patch Contest is designed to encourage students to read, and is tied into the Accelerated Reading program. Judges from our community and United I.S.D. determine the three top entries using a point system.