March 4, 2014

Todd Marshall
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Twenty-Four Superior Ratings Awarded to THS Art Students during Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event; Two Advancing to State Competition

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School art students garnered 24 Superior Ratings during the 13th Annual Region VIII Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) held on February 15 at Pleasant Grove High School.

Sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association, VASE provides the opportunity for students to bring artworks created in their art classes to a regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standards-based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. The jurors look for originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the interpretation of the student’s stated intent.

Jurors evaluate the student artwork using the following standard: Rating 4 Superior; Rating 3 Excellent; Rating 2 Average and Rating 1 Below Average. Students compete on four different experience levels depending on the credits in art that the student has received at the time of the regional event.

Alex O’Gorman and Kip Williams each received Superior Rating 4 and will advance to the State competition on April 4-5 in Bryan, Texas.

Students receiving two Superior 4 Ratings for their entries were: Alexander Iveroth, Kayla Mercer and Alex O’Gorman.

Additional students receiving a Superior 4 Rating are: Chevi Daniels, Krysten Dansby, Rebeka Esquivel, Mason Gipson, Sarah Hacker, Anna Kharlamova, Brooke Martin, Misty Morris, Emily Orr, Kaleb Points, Rylie Power, Preston Reed, Tye Shelton, Domingo Simon, Kinsy Smithson, Montana Tullos, Briana Veal and Kip Williams.

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