Hargrave HS Best of Show Art - Isabella McClelland, 11th grade, “Pick of the Litter,” colored pencil.

Huffman ISD recently announced the winners of the 2021 district Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program. Students of all ages have participated for many years, ranging from pre-K through 12th grade. The program is designed to encourage the education and appreciation of our Western heritage. Students create Western-themed art entries that include paintings, drawings and sculpture. The 2021 district Rodeo Art Show and Open House theme was “Roped In.” The event was held at Huffman Elementary School Feb. 4. Family and friends were invited to come celebrate the winning works, along with the student artists.

Hargrave High School winners were: Best of Show - Isabella McClelland, 11th grade, “Pick of the Litter,” colored pencil; Gold Medal - Kaitlin Martin, 9th grade, “Sisterly Love,” mixed media; Gold Medal - Reese McBurney, 11th grade, “More Food, Please?” mixed media; Special Merit - Skylar McCrary, 11th grade, “The Chase,” acrylic painting; Best of Show - Savannah Sullivan, 10th grade, “Rust,” ceramic sculpture; Gold Medal - Jeremy Rangel, 10th grade, “Azabache,” ceramic sculpture. High school students are instructed by Victoria Parker, HHS Art Teacher.

Huffman Middle School winners were: Best of Show - Amy Trevino, 7th grade, “Jolly, Molly, Coco”; Gold Medal - Cheyenne Cunningham, 8th grade, “Mamzy Moo Cow’s Flower Crown”. Middle school students are instructed by Andrea Avelar, HMS Art Teacher.

Elementary level winners were: Best of Show - Hannah Binnig, 5th grade, “A Lonely Day,” Huffman Elementary School instructed by Cinnamon Leslie, HES Art Teacher; Gold Medal - Keira Blankenship, Kindergarten, “Miss Bella,” Falcon Ridge Elementary school instructed by Veronica Hallum, FRE Art Teacher.

While the exhibit had a limited occupancy due to COVID-19, attendees had plenty of room and time to see the numerous district artwork. For those who could not attend in person, a “Roped In” virtual exhibit was set up by art teachers as well. This allowed for many family and community members to see the creative artwork from both near and far.

Winning entries will be on display at Reliant Center.

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