DSHS art students earn honors at art competition

Dripping Springs High School was well-represented at the area/regional VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition March 2 in San Marcos. The event is sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association. DSHS students presented their work and defended their pieces in front of a judges panel; entries were given scores ranging from 1-4. Of the pieces entered, 53 Dripping Springs pieces medaled by receiving Superior ratings of 4, which is considered “all-region” recognition, including 11 students who earned two medals each.

Eight of those entries then were named “all-area,” which means those students have qualified for the state competition. The 2019 State VASE competition will be held April 26-27 at San Marcos High.


State qualifiers and their entries are:

Isabelle Avena – “Imperial”
Vasi Bjeletich – “Commandment”
Katie Hilton –  “In Your Face”
Jade Howe – “Pests”
Hailey Kirkup – “Stop Trophy Hunting”
Jacob Pedersen – “Out of the Depths”
Melissa Richardson (2 pieces) – “Greater Is She” and “Roadeo”

Students who earned two medals were:

Isabelle Avena, Vasi Bjeletich, Emily Dart, Maya Diaz, Hailey Kirkup, Grace Maddux, Hannah Mitchell, Jacob Pedersen, Emily Pundt, Melissa Richardson, and Aurora Sloan. Other medal winners were: Gabrielle Avena, Jade Berry, Karlee Carter, Lily Cloud, Cat Covatta, London Farris, Allie Haberman, Maddie Hassell, Royce Heflin, Haley Hetherington, Sydney Hetherington, Katie Hilton, Jade Howe, Ella Johnson, Jazzy Kane, Aidan Kappler, Angie Lepe-Silva, Lyndsay Lester, Emma Maebius, Katherine Mahaly, Jonathan Manzello, Mikey Marquez, Kora Meyers, Katherine Mitchell, Michelle Miyamoto, Lillian Redmond, Estee Revill, Delia Smith, Mary Smith, Myia Weeden, Megan Wolter, and Kyndall Womack.

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