7 FISD artists honored with Rodeo Art Awards

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art judges took seven pieces of art from students in Friendswood ISD on January 11, to be put on display during rodeo days in Houston.

The selections were part of juried art show that brought the Rodeo Art Judges to Friendswood High School recently where they examined elementary through secondary works from the FISD campuses.

Seven pieces were awarded various ribbons and will be on exhibit in the Hayloft Gallery at NRG Stadium from March 1-20, 2017.

Three FHS students had work that was awarded. Sophomore, Toan Van received Best of Show with Gold Medals being given to freshman, Samantha Page and senior, Anna Chen. Friendswood Junior High had two artists who were honored. Eighth grade student Grace Dundee received Best of Show with Mary Kate Velek, eighth grade student, receiving a Gold Medal award.

Two fifth grade students at Windsong received awards. Graham Gides, received Best of Show with Levi John receiving a Gold Medal.

Art teachers include, Anita Flake at Windsong, Vicki Berk and Stephanie Cibulski at FJH, and Jan Nemitz, Mary Wise and Mandy Harris at FHS.

The seven rodeo artists from FISD will be honored with Celebration of Excellence Awards at the Feb. 13 school board meeting.

Best of Show – Toan Van (FHS)

Best of Show – Grace Dundee (FJH)

Gold Medal – Anna Chen

Gold Medal – Samantha Page

Gold Medal – Mary Kate Velek (FJH)

Best of Show – Graham Gides (Elementary)

Gold Medal – Levi John (Elementary)