HISD students recognized in Cavaliers art contest

HISD students recognized in Cavaliers art contest
Posted on 03/09/2018

Addyson Rose Gonzalez, a fourth grader at Adams Elementary School, and Leland Lopez, a fifth-grader at Columbia Heights Elementary School, were announced as finalists for this year’s Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest.

They were two of 11 student finalists representing all City Council districts in San Antonio. Addyson won for City Council District 3, and Leland won for City Council District 5.

Each finalist received $3,000 for their school’s art program, a one-week summer scholarship to the Southwest School of Art, a Fiesta medal and four River Parade tickets. Their artwork will also be featured on the River Parade’s program.

The theme for this year’s contest was “Magnificent Missions,” and over 2,200 entries were received from more than 60 area elementary schools.

All the finalists were recognized by King Antonio at a press conference at the Southwest School of Art on March 7, where teachers, administrators and parents cheered and congratulated them for a job well done.

“I am very proud of Addyson, I think that she represented Adams incredibly well in the River Parade Contest. She had a great composition, and her piece showed value, space, and form,” Adams ES Art Teacher Gabriela Ortega said. “She is a natural and has a good eye for art.”

“Leland is our seventh winner that we have, and he’s gotten better every year. This is a great example of his growth,” Columbia Heights Art Teacher Noe Garza said. “He did a great job, he’s a great thinker, his art is very original, and I’m very proud of his technique too.”

In addition, Schulze Elementary fourth-grade student Theresa Hammer was the District 3 runner-up and received a check for $1,000. 

With the two finalists and runner-up in this year’s contest, Harlandale ISD earned a total of $7,000 for school art programs.

Way to go, students!

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