SHS art students compete in Regional VASE competition


Rachel Tuggle

STEPHENVILLE (February 11, 2016) – Stephenville High School Art students spent last weekend competing in the regional Visual Art Scholastic event.

Twenty-four different students brought 36 different pieces to the competition and 25 of them advanced to the area round. Two art students advanced to the state level.

“They represent Stephenville very well,” said Emily McLemore, art teacher at SHS. “They go in with good attitudes. They’re polite. They’re respectful to others, and their work is honored for their attitudes.”

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Hagen Carter, Shelby Sult (with two pieces), Christie Basson (with two pieces), Elizabeth Afeman, Hannah Lindsey (with two pieces), Shianne Whaley, Jaylee Willey, Allison Balder (with two pieces), Itzel Mayo, Leissa Jones, Georgie Jones (with a perfect score), Felicity Chacon (with a perfect score), Calli Schmutz, Leo Delpon (with a perfect score), Kaitlin Garcia, Haylea Keith, Hannah Rivera (with a perfect score), Savanah Beavers, Hannah Bernays, Kimberly Bradford, and Michael Felan all advanced to the area round (which was hosted and judged with the regional competition).SHS Art 1

SHS juniors Leissa Jones and Leo Delpon will compete at the state level in April. Less than ten percent of pieces entered advance to the state VASE competition. According to McLemore, there have been about 16,000 pieces entered and about 1500 will make it to the state level.

“I was excited that my piece got to state because it was in one of the hardest categories,” Jones said. “Graphite was something that I hadn’t done in a while, and, when I went back to doing it, it seemed really fun.”


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