The artwork of seven La Porte ISD students will advance to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art contest after winning top honors at the district's art show on Jan. 17.
Sarah Pilkinton, a sophomore at La Porte High School, earned Best of Show in the high school division with her painting, "The Wiseacre." Gold medalists in the high school division were LPHS seniors Krystal Denham and Raiven Vialva. Krystal's work was "Out of the Ride," and Raiven's was "My Little Cowboy."
In the junior high division, Joana Ledezma won Best of Show with "Fuego of the Night." She is an eighth grader at La Porte Junior High School. Justin Flores, eighth grader at Lomax Junior High School, won a gold medal for "Ride 'Em Cowboy."
Alyssa Powell, fourth grader at Jennie Reid Elementary, won Best of Show for her untitled artwork. Samantha Vazquez, fifth grader at Bayshore Elementary, earned a gold medal for "The Journey Home."
The district art show was held in the foyer of the Sonja Angelo Theater. Parents, teachers and other interested community members enjoyed the chance to view the creations of students from throughout the district.