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Medals Abound For LDHS Art Department


The Lake Dallas High School Art Department participated in two art shows last weekend. The first was the Regional Visual Art Scholastic Event, which is the UIL equivalent competition for art students, where student artists not only submit their art for jurying, but must also participate in an interview pertaining to their works of art. 32 LDHS art students submitted a total of 50 pieces of artwork in the event.

39 student works scored a Superior rating of 4 and received regional medals, and 12 student works scored an Excellent rating of 3. As a double medalist and double state qualifier, sophomore Kyrstin Lake will attend the State VASE competition on April 29th in San Antonio.

Students who brought home Regional Medals for earning a Perfect 4 were:

Francisco Balderas, 11th grade, double medalist

Mae Belton, 9th grade

Destinee Blake, 11th grade

Deja Bledsoe, 10th grade

Jacey Boles, 9th grade

Abigail Bolliger, 11th grade

Morgan Booher, 11th grade

Ryann Brinlee, 12th grade

Spencer Buch, 10th grade

Kaleigh Callis, 10th grade

Delaney Cozart, 10th grade, double medalist

Bailey Dolezalek, 11th grade, double medalist

Beth Elliott, 10th grade, double medalist

Hanna Fickes, 9th grade

Alissa Hardwick, 12th grade

Maya Hudgins, 12th grade, double medalist

Christina King, 10th grade, double medalist

Sierra McKinley, 12th grade, double medalist

Mica Ornelas, 9th grade

Mikey Peattie, 10th grade, double medalist

Brooke Pollard, 11th grade

Rachel Reagan, 12th grade, double medalist

Briane Rutman, 12th grade

Alexsis Washington, 10th grade 

Lia Williams, 12th grade

Mercedes Zaragoza, 10th grade, double medalist


Students receiving Excellent ratings of 3:

Dillyn Baker, 11th grade

Mae Belton, 9th grade

Jacey Boles, 9th grade

Abigail Bolliger, 11th grade

Kaleigh Callis, 10th grade

Arika Crabbe, 9th grade, double Excellent ratings

Deshone Davis, 10th grade

Brooke Pollard, 11th grade

Briane Rutman, 12th grade

Alex Sanford, 10th grade

Abi Tjosvold, 9th grade


The Art Department also took part in the Texas Visual Art Association's Annual High School Art Show. More than 1,000 works of art were submitted from high schools all over the metroplex, with just 100 pieces being accepted into the show. Seniors Callee Buxton and Sydney Haldeman were both accepted into the show with their ceramics works of art. An artist reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 26th from 2:30-4:00pm at the University of Texas at Dallas Visual Arts Gallery. All are welcome to attend.

State Qualifying and Accepted Artwork:

Beautiful Mind
Beautiful Mind
, Kyrstin Lake, State VASE qualifier

Happy Accident
Happy Accident, Kyrstin Lake, State VASE qualifier

Bubble Bowl  
Bubble Bowl, Callee Buxton, TVAA accepted work
Something Old
Something Old, Something New, Sydney Haldeman, TVAA accepted work