Several Glen Rose High School (GRHS) art students competed at the Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Feb. 28 in Mansfield at Timberview High School.
The VASE art contest is a Texas-wide high school art competition.
All participating schools from 1A to 5A compete in the same contest with more than 1,000 entries in Region 11 South.
The students show their artwork as well as answer questions during an interview with an art judge. Each student was allowed to compete with one or two projects ranging from drawing to sculpture to painting. The students were then given a score from one to four with four being the best. The students received a medal for getting a four at the regional contest.
Twelve students from Glen Rose competed, with seven receiving a total of 10 medals from the 18 pieces of art they entered.
The medal-winning students in the Art One Division were Andrea Allen with two medals and Casey Cummins with one.
Students in the Art Two Division were Rebecca Hajny, Susana Rodriquez, Heather Wright and Maigan Samsell with two medals.
Rachel Piscacek won a medal in the Art Three Division.
Other competing students included Brian Blair, Brady Burns, Denver Hufstedler, Phillip Polley, and Tana Wasilchak.
All of the artwork that received a four was brought together and the top 10 percent in each division was selected to go to the state competition in Houston, Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.
GRHS sophomore, Andrea Allen, was in the top 10 percent from Region 11 South and will go on to the state competition. Andrea qualified for state with a pencil drawing of her grandmother.