GPISD Hosts Rodeo Art Show

Houston, Texas: The Galena Park Independent School District’s annual Rodeo Art Show was held on Thursday, January 15 in the North Shore Senior High School auditorium. This event featured artwork by approximately 450 students in grades K-12 from each elementary, middle and high school campus in the district.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Committee judged the 2015 GPISD Rodeo Art Show and bestowed special recognition on seven pieces of artwork selected as “Best in Show” and “Gold Medal” winners. Those winning pieces will be prominently displayed in the HLSR’s Hayloft Gallery at the Reliant Center throughout the duration of this year’s Rodeo. Approximately 50 pieces of art, as determined by the final round of Grand Prix judging, will be auctioned. Every participant in the School Art Program is a winner, receiving a certificate of merit signed by the Show president, and a blue, red or white ribbon for achievement.

This year’s elementary “Best of Show” winner was Houston Towner (Havard Elementary) and the “Gold Medal” winner was Trinity Garcia (MacArthur Elementary). The middle school “Best of Show” winner was Marlene Santaloya (Woodland Acres Middle School) and the “Gold Medal” winner was Daniel Medina (North Shore Middle School). The high school “Best of Show” award went to Maria Rivera (North Shore Sr. High School). High school “Gold Medal” awards went to Adam Garcia (North Shore Sr. High School) and Zulma Mejia (North Shore Sr. High School). Congratulations to all of this year’s Rodeo Art Show participants and winners.


Bernice Hernandez

Best of Show: Houston Towner


Elementary Gold Medal Winner: Trinity Garcia


High School Best of Show: Maria Rivera


High School Gold Medal Winner: Adam Garcia


High School Gold Medal Winner: Zulma Mejia


Middle School Best of Show: Marlene Santaloya


Middle School Gold Medal Winner: Daniel Medina





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