Friday, January 31, 2014

Nineteen art students win Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Honors

Artwork by 15 elementary, middle and high school students in Spring Branch ISD will hang for public display in the Hayloft Gallery during the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in the weeks ahead. Earlier this month, SBISD hosted its annual K-12 Rodeo Art Exhibit at the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum, which drew hundreds of district students and family members during a public viewing and official Rodeo judging session.

“The judges thought that the district show was great, and we were awarded the most awards they have ever given a school district,” reports SBISD Fine Arts Coordinator Sally Doyle. “We have 15 student works going to the Rodeo and an additional four pieces were recognized Special Merit, which gives our students 19 pieces total. That is amazing!,” she added.

Most students who were awarded Best of Show, Gold Medal and Special Merit will have their original art displayed in the Hayloft Gallery at Reliant Park. The Houston Rodeo will be held from March 4 through March 23.

During the upcoming Rodeo, several dozen student artworks from across the region will be chosen during Grand Prix judging for an art auction, which can result in thousands of scholarship dollars for young student artists who are included in the auction event.

District winners headed to the Houston Rodeo for public display include:

Best of Show – Aaron Wu, Wilchester
Gold Medal – Tommy Willis, Westwood Elementary

Middle School
Best of Show – Kathryn Love, Memorial Middle
Gold Medal – Ivan Zuniga, Landrum Middle

High School
Best of Show – Seo Woo Jong, Memorial
Gold Medal – Hee Jung Kim, Memorial
Gold Medal – Ha Bee Lee, Stratford
Special Merit – Ashley Park, Memorial
Special Merit – Juwon Yoo, Stratford
Special Merit – Anna Cho, Memorial
Special Merit – Anna Lai, Memorial
Special Merit – Julia DeLaney, Memorial
Special Merit – Woohyun Cho, Stratford
Special Merit – Erica Kim, Memorial
Special Merit – Bethany Ochs, Memorial

In addition, the following students were awarded Special Merit by Rodeo judges, but the student art pieces will not be displayed. 

Inchan Huang – Memorial High
Emily Castillo – Stratford High
Marie Bolt – Memorial High
Minkyung Yun – Memorial High


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