Houston art students took fifth place in the recent Alpha Rho Tau Art Show in Mountain View. First row, from left: Tracey Meyer, Kaitlyn Neal and Haylee Kell. Second row: Nicholette Haigler, Lyndsey Tarrants, Taylor Smith, Brandon Belt, Stephani Moseley and Kristi Newsome.

Houston art students took home awards during recent competitions before the end of the school year. 

Winners at the Southwest District Art Teachers Association art show at Drury University in Springfield were: Nicholette Haigler, first, waterbase paint, senior; Kenzie Scheets, second, black and white drawing, freshman; Merinie Conger, second, sculpture, junior; and Brandon Belt, honorable mention, black and white drawing, senior.

Winners in the Alpha Rho Tau art show May 7 at Mountain View were: Haigler, first in colored pencil, pencil portrait and mixed media drawing; Lyndsey Tarrants, first, cartoon; Belt, first, charcoal; and Taylor Smith, first, mixed media drawing.

Smith, second in oil painting and metal sculpture.

Third place ribbons went to these students: Haigler, acrylic paint and mixed media drawing; Tracey Meyer, acrylic painting; Haylee Kell, commercial art; Kristi Newsome, mixed media drawing; Kaitlyn Neal, sculpture; Stephani Moseley, tempra design; Meyer, weaving; and Smith, oil pastel.

Fourth place ribbons went to: Haigler, acrylic, water color and markers; and Meyer, acrylic.

Honorable mention went to Haigler, acrylic.

Haigler also received the top student award with the most points of any student in the 14 school districts that competed in the show.

Houston took fifth out of the 14 schools competing.

Houston Middle School and Houston High School displayed their art before classes dismissed for the summer. Here are those who received recognition:

Middle School

First, Wesley Monks, paper mache; second, Ben Hugenot, pencil drawing, second; and Hugenot, third, watercolor.

High School – Art I

Alicia Todd, drawing, first; Carmen Floyd, drawing, second; Bradey Jones, drawing, third; Ali Preheim, print, fourth; Lauren Hoover, print, fifth; and Ali Preheim, drawing, sixth.

High School – Advanced Art

Haigler, first, acrylic; Smith, mixed media drawing, second; Smith, drawing, third; Haigler, acrylic, fourth; Smith, oil painting, fifth; and Haigler, acrylic, sixth.

Best of show went to Haigler for an acrylic painting.

The student choice award went to Smith for an oil painting.


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