Kilgore College awards art scholarships

Faith Gardner, Henderson, 1st; Libby Bush, Tyler, 2nd; Taylor Shipman, Pittsburg, 4th; Marisol Osomio, Pittsburg, 5th
Faith Gardner, Henderson, 1st; Libby Bush, Tyler, 2nd; Taylor Shipman, Pittsburg, 4th; Marisol Osomio, Pittsburg, 5th
Courtney Springs, Longview, 6th; Aaron Leonard, Pittsburg, 9th; Jackie Davila, Pine Tree, 8th
Courtney Springs, Longview, 6th; Aaron Leonard, Pittsburg, 9th; Jackie Davila, Pine Tree, 8th
Sophia Arevalo, Tyler, Honorable Mention; M.K. Northum, Hallsville, Honorable Mention.
Sophia Arevalo, Tyler, Honorable Mention; M.K. Northum, Hallsville, Honorable Mention.

KILGORE, TX - Ten high school art students were awarded college scholarships Friday, Feb. 6, at the annual Kilgore College Secondary Art Symposium and portfolio competition.  Faith Gardner of Henderson High School was awarded the top prize with a $2,000 scholarship to attend KC.

Put on for high school educators and students, 12 area institutions participated, submitting 60 student portfolios for judging.  More than 500 people attended the event.

Jurors for the symposium were Gary Fields and Jason N. Hearne.  Fields is a professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University, and Hearne is a multimedia designer and co-owner of Video Box Studios, an animation studio in Los Angeles, Calif.

The following students were selected as the top-ten scholarship recipients. Denominations are applicable as KC scholarships:

Student High School Instructor Scholarship
Faith Gardner  Henderson Jodi Waggoner $2,000
Libby Bush Robert E. Lee Linda Keane, David Ackerson $1,600
Justin Hughes  Henderson Jodi Waggoner $1,200
Taylor Shipman Pittsburg Karen Ender $1,000
Marisol Osomio Pittsburg Karen Ender $1,000
Courtney Springs Longview Ellen Herbert $800
Katie Dukes  Henderson Jodi Waggoner $800
Jackie Davila   Pine Tree Mary Graham $800
Aaron Leonard   Pittsburg Karen Ender $800
Laney Green Longview Ellen Herbert $800

Honorable mentions were awarded to M.K. Northum (Hallsville), Lacey Williams (Spring Hill), Stephen Redman (Spring Hill) and Sophia Arevalo (Robert E. Lee).