AN ARTIST’S TOUCH PHS students advance to State

Angeline Navarro “Up Close and Personal”

Angeline Navarro “Up Close and Personal”

Congratulations to the Pleasanton High School artists who competed this past weekend at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event at East Central High School in San Antonio. There are five Area Medalists who will advance to State Competition in April. They are:

•Kate McNeill

•Alaina Caballero

•Payton Chapman

•Angeline Navarro

•Gabby Palacios

The following students earned Regional Medals with scores of 4:

Gabriela Adame, Perri Alexander, Jazlyn Alvarado, Adalia Ballesteros, Madelyn Bird, Grace Bogenschneider, Faith Bosquez, Alaina Caballero, Victoria Castillo, Aliyah Cazier, Payton Chapman, Christian Douglas, Faith Douglas, Damian Diaz, Erin Espinosa, Cali Evans, Jillian Fontenot Rodriguez, Gabby Gaitan, Sevana Guzman, Matilda Finucane, Wesley Harris, Leslie Hartman, Paige Hubert, Emmanuel Jaimes Ramirez, Joc- elyn Lloyd, Hailey Lopez, Jacqueline Lugo, Zorayda Martinez, Jimena Marcelo, Kate McNeill, Madilynn Martinez, Yaretzy Mendez, Angelica Miranda, Angeline Navarro, Xavier Norris, Brianna Ortiz, Isabella Ortiz, Gabby Palacios, Abigail Perez, Korin Ramos, Justin Salazar, Kiarra Sanchez, Shalene Smith, Fe Vielma, Shyla Williamson and Karen Yanez.

Kate McNeill “Tangled”

Kate McNeill “Tangled”

These students earned scores of Excellent (3):

Richie Chavez, Madison Curbow, Dakota Fulcher, Savannah Hensell, Jacqueline Lugo, Madilynn Martinez, Angelica Miranda, Miranda Ovalle, Brianna Ortiz, Maria Olvera, Isom Smith, Hope Wagstaff, Janell Watkins and Megan Yoho.

Texas High School Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) begins its 25th season in January of 2019. The first VASE event was held in 1994 with just over 400 student entries; in 2018, over 35,000 artworks were entered in VASE.

Students create artworks, write about their creative processes and understanding of visual art and articulate information about their artwork during an interview with a VASE juror, who evaluates their work using a standardsbased rubric. Students who score a “4” advance to Area Competition and ten percent advance to state.

Payton Chapman “Hobotar”

Payton Chapman “Hobotar”

This year, State will be held at San Marcos High School on April 27.

Gabby Palacios “Koi Run Their Own Course”

Gabby Palacios “Koi Run Their Own Course”

Alaina Caballero “Grandma’s Angel”

Alaina Caballero “Grandma’s Angel”

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