Last updated 3/7/16
On Saturday, January 16th, twenty five KMS and KHS art students competed in the District round of the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art contest. Five of our students received Best of Show and Gold Medal awards and advanced to the Grand Prix Round in Houston. These five students and their families were invited to attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Awards ceremony on Saturday March 5th, where their artistic efforts were recognized and awarded.
One of the students who attended was Sarah A. and her family. There, Sarah found herself to be the recipient of not one but TWO scholarship awards that will afford her once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. This is an unprecedented event in Kountze ISD history. Sarah is the first KISD student to be offered BOTH of these opportunities. And in the same year! The first scholarship announced was her invitation to attend the Glassell Junior School. Sarah is one of 120 K-12 students to be awarded this honor. This workshop is a one-week summer program held at the Glassell School near the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Sarah will be able to select a course of study for this week that reflects what she is interested in learning more about as an artist. The scholarship covers the cost of the workshop fee and all art materials Sarah will need. The second scholarship Sarah won is to attend the Western Art Academy. She is one of only 48 students chosen from the pool of HLS&R School Art program participants. The WAA is a four-week program summer program held on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. There she will benefit from in-depth instruction from master artists in the areas of oil painting and sculpture. The scholarship covers the cost of all workshop fees, art materials, housing and food during her stay there. Sarah's WAA scholarship is the second time two years in a row that a KHS student has been awarded a scholarship to attend this prestigious workshop.
We are still waiting to hear the results of senior student college scholarship awards. We should be notified if we have any college scholarship winners by mid May so we’ll keep you updated!
All of the Best of Show and Gold Medal winners have their artwork on display in the concourse of the NRG Center where it will remain for the duration of the HLS&R. Once the work is returned to us at the end of the month I will display it in the campus libraries.
HIGH SCHOOL BEST OF SHOW WINNER
Bailey K. – “Mirror Mirror”
HIGH SCHOOL GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Sarah A. – “Curly Horse: A Little Girl’s Dream”
HIGH SCHOOL GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Gavin R. – “The Essentials”
MIDDLE SCHOOL BEST OF SHOW WINNER
Karizma B. – “Cabin in the West”
MIDDLE SCHOOL GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Baillie W. – “True Country Girl”
Below is a slideshow of all KHS students who entered pieces in this contest. You may watch the slideshow or click on the artworks to view them.
Please congratulate all of these students on a job well done.