Tarkington ISD held its annual rodeo arts show on Jan. 26 to showcase the talents of students and to recognize the top winners.
The winners are:
Best in Show – Sophia Smith Gold Medal – Ricardo Renteria Gold Medal – Zachary Hobbs
Best in Show – Angel Marroquin Gold Medal – Dylan Yancey
Best in Show – William Rhodes Gold Medal – Olivia Collier
These pieces are currently in Houston, awaiting additional judging by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo judges to determine if they will be selected for auction. They will go up against top pieces from all over Houston and surrounding areas.
Typically 70-plus pieces are selected for auction from the high school level. New this year, two junior high and two elementary level pieces will also be selected for auction.
In addition, these students will receive scholarship applications for a chance to win the opportunity to attend Glassell School of Art in Houston this summer, paid for by HLS&R. High School students will also receive a scholarship applications to the Western Art Academy in Kerrville, TX. Students will stay at Shriner University while learning about sculpting with oil-based clay and oil painting. Students who attend WAA will have the opportunity to earn college credit as well.
Both opportunities promise great experiences for those who are selected to attend.