10 art winners gain KC scholarship

HUNTER HUGGINS 
Staff Writer 

Pine Tree High School dominated the KC Art Symposium Feb. 1.

Out of the 10 finalists, Pine Tree made up 60 percent of the winners. The winners of the top KC scholarships were all from Pine Tree.

“I’m so proud of my students,” said Pine Tree art teacher Marry Graham.

Symposium judge Peter Andrew, professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University, said he judged the art on skill and the power of the message the artwork sent. Maturity was also a key factor in judging the work.

Judge Runcie Tatnall, assistant professor of art at SFA, praised KC on being a very welcoming institute.

Symposium Winners

  • Nakari Sanders, 1st place winner of the L’Louise Graham Scholarship for $2,000
  • Caroline Smith, winner of the Jeanne Velde Scholarship for $1,600
  • Lindsey Sutton,  $1,200 scholarship
  • Rachel Schulik, $1,000 scholarship
  • Ellen Austin, $1,000 scholarship
  • Giselle Galvan,  Longview High School, $800 scholarship
  • Alexander Pearson, Kilgore High School, $800 scholarship
  • Spencer Pearson, Henderson High School, $800 scholarship
  • Elise Pope, Pine Tree High School, $800 scholarship
  • Stephen Lindsay, Arp High School, $800 scholarship
  • Honorable Mentions were awarded to Jesse Rodriguez from Hallsville; Miguel Ramirez from Henderson and Leah Scott from Whitehouse.

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