The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo School Art Contest Committee judged nearly 600 pieces of HISD student artwork on Jan. 21 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. Several HISD students walked away with top recognitions for this year’s contest, including three for Best of Show and four Gold Medal Awards.
Recipients of the Best of Show award received a trophy, and Gold Medal winners received medals. All student artwork submitted in the contest took home ribbons.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program host competitions in approximately 90 public independent school districts and 40 private schools within 120 miles of the city of Houston. Each year, about 250,000 students in grades pre-K through 12 participate in the program, which showcases the culture, history and heritage of the West.
Best of Show:
Shangyi Fu, Debakey High School
Teacher: Neda Khan
Gloria Xie, Pershing Middle School
Teacher: Stephanie Perugini
Brianna Encinas, Stevens Elementary School
Teacher: Luzmarie Alvarez
Gold Medal Award:
Yanet Balleza, Scarborough High School
Teacher: Nicole Svoronos
Erika Herrera, Reagan High School
Teacher: Fatemeh Golchin
Ella Bernstein, Johnston Middle School
Teacher: Christina Gonzalez
Domenic Dozal, Sherman Elementary School
Teacher: Melisa Walsh