Congratulations to the artists at Wylie High School for their outstanding performance at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). The state-wide competition is held by the Texas Art Educator Association.
Alexis Hughes, who teaches Art I and Drawing II at Wylie High, said more than 2,100 high school students across Texas participated in the competition, which was held April 28-29 in San Marcos, Texas.
Hughes said advancing to State from Regionals is quite the task because in addition to submitting their artwork, the students also complete an interview.
“During Regionals the students must explain the process they used, any critical aesthetic decisions or judgments they made, and what art elements are used,” said Hughes.
Eight students qualified to compete, with the following students medaling in their respective division (years in high school art):
Ryan Ross (Div. 2), Chloe Kinnard (Div. 3), Morgan Dean (Div. 1), and Tessa Fallona (Div. 2).
Lisa Camp, who teaches Art I, II, III and IV for Wylie High, said she couldn’t be prouder of all the students and their accomplishments. “
They represented the Bulldog Nation well, bringing home four State medals. In Region 14, Wylie had the most students make it to that level,” she said. “Being State bound is a huge honor on its own; earning four State medals was just icing on the cake.”
By Kristen Johnson