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Tomball Independent School District

Tomball ISD Students Showcase Impressive Works of Art at Rodeo Art Show

Tomball ISD Students Showcase Impressive Works of Art at Rodeo Art Show

TOMBALL — An array of art was on display at Tomball ISD’s Rodeo Art Show, highlighting student artists who recently competed in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Program. Exemplifying excellence in their specific art, eight students across six campuses earned Best of Show and Gold Medal honors.

In addition to these awarded pieces, and in an effort to promote the district’s talented student artists, Tomball ISD celebrated the work of over 500 student entries, in grades K-12, district-wide in a community-wide event at the Tomball Event Center.

The eight art pieces that earned Best of Show and/or a Gold Medal are on display in Houston awaiting the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR), but were featured digitally in Tomball ISD.

Tomball ISD received the maximum number of Gold Medal honors allowed by the HLSR. 

Earning Best of Show honors (pictured in order below): 

  • Elementary: Emma Lammerts, Grand Oaks Elementary, 4th grade, teacher: Lora Glenn | “Rooster at Sunrise”
  • Junior High: Isabella Martinez, Grand Lakes Junior High, 8th grade, teacher: Samantha Calkins | “Texas Bloom”
  • High School: Anna Reeves, Tomball High School, 9th grade, teacher: Abiodun Ijiyera | “Balance”
  • High School: Aiden Valenciana-Thompson, 10th grade, teacher: Stella Cunningham | “Up High” (sculpture) 
Best of Show

 Earning Gold Medal honors (pictured in order below): 

  • Elementary: Aurora Pryor, Decker Prairie Elementary, 1st grade, teacher: Brittany Nardozzi | “My Cow Lena”
  • Intermediate: Kavya Sivakumar, Oakcrest Intermediate, 6th grade, teacher: Rachel Grimes | “Sunset Harvest”
  • High School: Katherine McDonald, Tomball High School, 10th grade, teacher: Abiodun Ijiyera | “Sunny and Me”
  • High School: Hannah Tharp, Tomball Memorial High School, 10th grade, teacher: Michelle Salerno | “A Peckish Hen-semble”
Rodeo Art - Gold

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 23,000 students across 23 campuses.

  • 2023-2024
  • Art
  • Fine Arts
  • HLSR
  • Rodeo Art Show

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