Seven pieces of art from students in Friendswood ISD were taken by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art judges to be put on display during rodeo days in Houston.
The selections were part of a 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.
Eight pieces were awarded various ribbons and will be on exhibit in the Hayloft Gallery at NRG Stadium from February 25 – March 17, 2019.
Three FHS students had work that was awarded. Sophomore Micaela Nelson received Best of Show with Gold Medals being given to freshman Shriya Alli and junior Deniz Eren. Friendswood Junior High had two artists who were honored. Eighth-grade student Averi Horman received Best of Show with Abigail Jansky, an eighth-grade student, receiving a Gold Medal award.
Two Elementary students received awards. Ava Kate Harrison, fourth-grader, received Best of Show with first-grader Rilee Huynh receiving a Gold Medal.
Art teachers include Jenifer Sundrla at Windsong, Audrye Williams at Bales, McKenna Giamfortone at Westwood, Vicki Berk and Stefanee Cibulski at FJH, and Mary Wise and Mandy Harris at FHS.
The seven rodeo artists from FISD were honored with Celebration of Excellence Awards at the Feb. 11 School Board meeting.