Klein ISD Student Artists Achieve State VASE Success
Thirty-eight Klein ISD students attended the Texas High School State VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) at San Marcos High School, bringing home multiple awards. In the nearly 30 years since the event started, it has grown from having just 400 entries to having over 30,000 entries from student-artists.
State VASE has been a virtual event for the last two years. This year, the event resumed in person. VASE is open to academically eligible high school students in grades 9-12 from throughout Texas. Students create artworks, write about their creative processes and understanding of visual art, and articulate information about their artwork during an interview with a VASE juror, who evaluates their work using a standards-based rubric.
“We are glad this event is back in person. I was honored to attend State VASE this year with our students,” Assistant Director of Fine Arts Leah McWhorter said. “To see them thrive at the state level is incredibly heartwarming and shows the strength of Klein ISD’s Visual Art programs.”
Of the 38 Klein ISD student artist entries that qualified for State VASE, Klein Forest student Ushna Faisal received an Outstanding Landscape Scholarship Award, and Klein Cain student Nguyen Phan received a Gold Seal. Klein High student Yaretzi Contreras received a Gold Seal and was a Sketchbook Scholarship Challenge winner.
Congratulations to our outstanding artists! We are so proud of your success.
View the State VASE Photo Gallery Below:
State VASE Qualifiers:
|Klein High School||Ellie Mcnally |
Yaretzi Contreras (Gold Seal)
Klein Forest High School
|Klein Oak High School||Ysabelle Bautista|
|Klein Collins High School||Paulina Barron|
Sofia P. Guala
|Klein Cain High School||Christopher Drummond|
Nguyen Phan (Gold Seal)
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