Dripping Springs students honored for achievement in the arts

Submitted Report

Dripping Springs ISD Council of PTAs recognizes students for achievements in the 2019-20 National PTA Reflections arts in education program.  The Reflections program focuses on positive recognition and creative expression, helping students can find their unique voice through art. 

Through the program, National, Texas and Dripping Springs PTAs urge students in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice, reflecting on a specific theme. This year’s theme was “Look Within.”

The following students received an Overall Award of Excellence from DSISD Council and will be advancing to Texas PTA to compete with students across the state:

Photography

• Primary Elem. – Eliza Anderson (Sycamore Springs Elementary – Kindergarten)
• Intermediate Elem. – Darby Engels (Rooster Springs Elementary -3rd grade)
• Middle School – Shelby Badger (Dripping Springs Middle School -7th grade)
• High School – Drew Wilson (Dripping Springs High School -11th grade)

Dance Composition

• Intermediate Elem. – McKenna Robinson (Sycamore Springs Elementary School -4th grade)
• Middle School – Danica Best (Sycamore Springs Middle School -7th grade)

Music Composition

• Primary Elem. – Kylar Boyd (Dripping Springs Elementary School -2nd grade)
• Intermediate Elem. – Odin Magee (Rooster Springs Elementary School -3rd grade)

Literature

• Intermediate Elem. – Hayden Mayfield (Rooster Springs Elementary School -3rd grade)

Film Production

• Intermediate Elem. – Ainsley Badger (Dripping Springs Elementary School -5th grade)

Visual Arts

• Primary Elem. – Nora Richardson (Rooster Springs Elementary School -2nd grade)
• Intermediate Elem. – Kalena Dixson (Sycamore Springs Elementry School -4)
• Middle School – Leona Albini (Dripping Springs Middle School -8th grade)
• High School – Katherine Ferno (Dripping Springs High School -9th grade)

Special Artist

• Finley McKeag (Rooster Springs Elementary School-2nd grade) for Music Composition  

The following students achieved awards at the Dripping Springs ISD district level:

Award of Excellence

• Johnny Fox (Rooster Springs Elementary School-3rd grade) for Visual Arts
• Trinity Seggelink (Dripping Springs Middle School-8th grade) for Visual Arts

Award of Merit

• Avery Wyatt (Dripping Springs Elementary School-4th grade) for Photography
• Eliza Anderson (Sycamore Springs Elementary-Kindergarten) for Visual Arts
• Mia Mervin (Dripping Springs Middle School-6th grade) for Visual Arts
• Sophia Bradner (Dripping Springs Middle School-8th grade) for Visual Arts

Honorable Mention

• Lucas Trepanier (Sycamore Springs Elementary School-3rd grade) for Photography
• Tatum Theis (Rooster Springs Elementary School-4th grade) for Dance Choreography
• Liza Engels (Rooster Springs Elementary School-3rd grade) for Dance Choreography
• Darby Engels (Rooster Springs Elementary School-3rd grade) for Music Composition
• Grayson Anderson (Sycamore Springs Elementary School-3rd grade) for Film Production
• Gracie Fox (Rooster Springs Elementary School-Pre Kindergarten) for Visual Arts
• William Tait (Dripping Springs Elementary School-5th grade) for Visual Arts
• Taylor Hodsden (Dripping Springs Middle School-8th grade) for Visual Arts
• Jilian Muckelroy (Dripping Springs Middle School-8th grade) for Visual Arts

Participation Awards

• Mackenzie Schwarz (Dripping Springs Elementary School-Kindergarten) for Visual Arts
• Wyatt Badger (Dripping Springs Elementary School-Pre Kindergarten) for Visual Arts
• Cadence Owens (Dripping Springs Middle School-6th grade) for Visual Arts
• Brianna Durbin (Dripping Springs Middle School-8th grade) for Visual Arts
• Isabella Verhulst (Sycamore Springs Middle School-6th grade) for Visual Arts
• Evie Cardinal (Dripping Springs Elementary School-4th grade) for Literature
• Eleanor Engels (Rooster Springs Elementary School-4th grade) for Literature

The students will be recognized for their achievement at the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees meeting on March 30 at 6 p.m. at the DSISD Central Administration Building Boardroom, located at 510 W. Mercer Street.

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