DSMS students honored in Junior VASE

Five Dripping Springs Middle School art students received the highest possible score on their pieces entered in the Junior VASE competition. Three of the students entered two pieces, and two of them also received a “Platinum Award,” recognizing the top 10 percent of all entries.

The mission of the Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students a program with a standard of excellence in which to achieve. Junior VASE encompass Grades 6-8.

Artwork was judged on originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the interpretation of the student’s stated intent. The jurors evaluate the art on a scale of 1-4, with “4” designated as “Excellent.”

Receiving the highest score of two pieces of artwork and receiving Platinum Awards were Piper Atkins and Trinity Seggelink. Atkins earned the Platinum recognition for a book and display; Trinity was honored for a monochromatic painting. Also earning two scores of 4 was Aspen Scott. Ben Furlow and Ava Wiese each had one entry earn a 4. The DSMS art teacher is Lindsey Thomas.

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