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All-District Art Competition Showcases High School Talent

High school artists from across the district showcased their artistic skills during the highly anticipated Keller All-District Art Competition on November 1 held at the Education Center.

The one-day event unfolded with an air of excitement as students eagerly embraced the challenge of interpreting the theme, "This is my Future," within a tight three-hour timeframe. With options ranging from Painting and Drawing to Sculpture, Digital Media, and Still Life, participants delved into their chosen art form, producing captivating pieces that spoke to the theme's essence.

The Education Center transformed into a dynamic hub of artistic expression as students passionately brought their visions to life. Following the intensive creative session, the results were unveiled in a stunning gallery, offering a visual feast for participants and guests alike.

An esteemed panel of guest judges took on the difficult task of selecting winners in each category. The top three artists in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Digital Media, and Still Life were awarded accolades, highlighting the exceptional talent and dedication displayed by these young artists.

Director of Fine Arts, Kim Blann, expressed her awe at the remarkable quality of work produced within such a limited time frame. "I am continually impressed by the quality of work these students can create in only a few hours! Their ability to translate a theme into meaningful artwork is truly commendable," remarked Blann.

The Keller All-District Art Competition not only serves as a platform for emerging artists to shine but also fosters a sense of community and appreciation for the arts within the district.

Congratulations to these incredible artists and their talented instructors:

Varsity Drawing
1st Place - Tessa Ashlin, Keller High School
2nd Place - Madison Cam, Fossil Ridge High School
3rd Place - Austin Asaff - Fossil Ridge High School

Varsity Sculpture
1st Place - Grace Cheney, Keller High School
2nd Place - Cole Boyd, Timber Creek High School
2nd Place - Sofija Sibr, Keller High School
3rd Place - Vaega Smith, Keller Collegiate Academy

Varsity Still Life
1st Place - Rana Haddad, Fossil Ridge High School
2nd Place - Ina Diaz, Central High School
3rd Place - Daniella Martinez, Central High School

Varsity Paint
1st Place - Gabriel Franco, Fossil Ridge High School
2nd Place - Danny Street, Timber Creek High School
3rd Place - Addison Jeslis, Fossil Ridge High School

Varsity Digital Media
1st Place - Bao Nhi Nguyen, Timber Creek High School
2nd Place - Hailey Bobb, Central High School
3rd Place - Kelli Kranda, Timber Creek High School

JV Drawing
1st Place - Gwen Lickus-Hagar, Central High School
2nd Place - Eve Martini, Keller High School
3rd Place - Mason Wohr, Keller High School
3rd Place - Julia Rogers, Fossil Ridge High School

JV Sculpture
1st Place - Iryland Reed, Keller High School
2nd Place - Alexia Koehne, Keller High School
3rd Place - Grey Rush, Timber Creek High School

JV Still Life
1st Place - D.J. Gamino, Central High School
2nd Place - Madeline Morales, Keller High School
3rd Place - Hayden McDaniel, Fossil Ridge High School

JV Paint
1st Place - Grace Musgrave, Keller High School
2nd Place - Aaliyah Poile, Timber Creek High School
3rd Place - Nina Soliman, Keller Collegiate Academy

JV Digital Media
1st Place - Alec Fortun, Keller High School
2nd Place - Bella Melgaco, Keller High School
3rd Place - Kateryna Savitska, Keller High School
3rd Place - Celeste Solano, Keller Collegiate Academy