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CISD Students’ Talent on Display at Western Art Show

Participants at an art show in a school gym.Conroe ISD held its annual Western Art Show competition on Saturday, January 13, at Conroe High School 9th Grade Campus. The event, attended by an estimated 1,500 people, involved over 650 pieces of drawn and painted art in addition to over 40 sculptures all portraying a western theme.

Conroe ISD students in grades K-12 across all 61 campuses were showcased in the display prepared by District art teachers for judging. An independent panel of judges chose the top 25 high school, top 5 junior high, and top 5 elementary finalists to represent the District in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Art Competition on Friday, January 19.

A man and two girls look at art.
Attendees enjoy the artwork on display at the Western Art Show.

Students earned the following awards at the HLSR Art Competition:

Best of CISD Show in Elementary (K-5): Riley Schmidt, Collins Intermediate
Best of CISD Show in Middle School (6-8): Astrid Cenotto, Collins Intermediate
Best of CISD Show in High School (9-12): Crystal Scott, The Woodlands High School
Best of HLSR Show in Sculpture (9-12): Kaylee Hall, The Woodlands High School

Gold Medal in CISD Show Elementary (K-5): Miguel Becerra, Wilkinson Elementary
Gold Medal in CISD Show Middle School (6-8): Ty Smith, Collins Intermediate
Gold Medal in CISD Show High School (9-12): Lee Diaz, Caney Creek High School; Kayla Widiaman, The Woodlands High School 9th Grade Campus
Gold Medal of HLSR in Sculpture (9-12): Marcos Quenel, Conroe High School; Moe Ogawa, The Woodlands College Park High School

Conroe ISD Coordinator of Fine Arts Dr. Robert Horton commented, “We are extremely proud of our visual arts teachers and their students. The work that they do is exemplary, and we are grateful for the support of the parents, campuses, and community. We take great pride in the opportunity to showcase our student artists, and extend special congratulations to those whose work was selected for awards.”

Best of Show and Gold Medal winners who are selected to participate in the HLSR School Art Competition Auction will be notified in February.