8 FISD artists honored with Rodeo Art Awards

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FHS freshman Grace Dundee received Best of Show for her drawing which will be put on display at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from February 27- March 18, 2018.

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

The selections were part of a juried art show that took place at NRG in mid- January 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 27- March 18, 2018.

Four FHS students had work that was awarded.  Freshman, Grace Dundee received Best of Show with Gold Medals being given to Freshman, Mary Kate Velek, and Sophomore Blake Bryant.  A Special Merit Award was given to Junior Violet Terekhina.  

Friendswood Junior High had two artists who were honored. Two eighth grade students, Shriya Alli received Best of Show with Samantha Delaney receiving a Gold Medal award.

Two elementary students received awards.  Fifth-grader Mary Scheschuk, received Best of Show with fourth-grader Lexi George receiving a Gold Medal.

Art teachers include Mckenna Giamfortone at Westwood and Bales, Jenifer Sundrla 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. 12 school board meeting.