8 FISD artists honored with Rodeo Art Awards

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Eight 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 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 March 1-20, 2016.

4 FHS students had work that was awarded. Senior, Sariah Dixon received Best of Show with Gold Medals being given to freshman, Abby Manchaca, senior, Justin Estes and a Special Merit Winner Yu Kureyama. Friendswood Junior High had two artists who were honored. Sixth grade student Shriya Alli received Best of Show with Deniz Eren, eighth grade student, receiving a Gold Medal award. Visit the Art Department webpage on the FHS site to view the work done by FHS students.

2 fifth grade students at Windsong received awards. Luke Blain, received Best of Show with, James LaFountain 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 eight rodeo artists from FISD will be honored with Celebration of Excellence Awards at the Feb. 8 School Board meeting.