Congratulations to Kylie Bly who received a National Gold Award in the Scholastic Art Competition. Kylie will be honored this summer at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Also, Ruby Benton received a National Silver Award in the Scholastic Art Competition.

National Medalists represent less than 1% to submissions to the 2017 Scholastic Awards. This year students submitted more than 300,000 works of art and writing. 

Congratulations to these very talented students!


Congratulations to the following Art students who on Saturday, February 25th advanced to the State Visual Art Scholastic Event which will be held in San Antonio on April 29th. 

Riley Church, Cha’Quan Miller, Ella Alexander, Ashleigh Berry, Atittaya Senanok, Katelyn Swensen, Emily Greer, Ninoshka Robinson, Harper Brand, Danielle Close, Caroline Gray (2 works advancing to State), Chris Garrec, Lauren Schulke, Tiffany Lourdraj, Sophia Hashemi (2 works advancing to State), Maria Quezada, Charlotte Webster, Kiernan Johns, Zac McCain, Scout Gockel, Kylie Bly, Brady Williamson, John Duncan (2 works advancing to State). 

Additionally, 137 Art Students earned a score of 4 on their works which is the highest possible score given by the jurors in the regional judging. Congratulations to these talented art students!


Congratulations to Ruby Denton whose artwork was selected to be part of the Texas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Capitol Celebration! This will be part of a collection of student artwork shown in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum March 7 – 26 and at the South Gallery at the State Capitol from March 28 – April 4!


This fall and winter, students across the country and from places abroad submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Nearly 18,000 works earned regional Gold Keys and advanced to NYC for national adjudication. Of those Gold Key works, just 2,400 received National Medals! Two of our students were part of the 1% of art and writing submitted to the 2016 Scholastic Awards!

Congratulates to Gold Medalist Danielle Close, Fibers/Mixed Media and Silver Medalist Joseph Wallace, Silkscreen Print.


Our V.A.S.E. students are competing this week at the State V.A.S.E. competition – the highest level of visual arts competition in which high schools students participate.  At the Regional V.A.S.E. Competition, there were 1656 entries and only 123 qualified to go on to the state competition.  Of the 123 pieces of art chosen to go to the state competition from our region, 30 or one-fourth of the pieces were from Anderson.  PHENOMENAL!!!  We have the greatest number of art pieces selected to participate at the State V.A.S.E. event.  Representing Anderson at the state competition are:  Lillian Albright, Penelope Alcantara, Ella Alexander, Rachel Arthur, Kylie Bly, Danielle Breed, Natalie Carmouche, Nadine Chacon, Danielle Close, Bella Cheng, An Dihn, Angel Do, Kristina Fisher, Chris Garrec, Elena Gockel, Caroline Glenn, Megan Goff, Olivia Gonzales, Sophia Hashemi, Briana Inch, Emily Jones, Lanie Jordan, Leya Kahn, Julia Key, Dawson Merrill, Eli Nichols, Rachael Osgood, Allison Pettijohn, Shelby Robe and Sarah Thomas. We congratulate our fine art students and their teachers, Mauro Garza, Tommie Foster, Amy Rowland-White, and Randy Rankin, for this outstanding result.