Poala Hernandez, a Sophomore at Magnolia High School, was the 1st Place winner in district for her art entered in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s School Art Program. The art program is known as “Rodeo Art”.
Rodeo Art is The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s way of giving students the opportunity to explore education outside of core curriculum. The program gives students Pre-K through 12th grade a chance to compete in district shows, earn scholarships, display artwork in the Hayloft Gallery for show visitors to see and more. More than 300,000 entries are received through the School Art Program each year and 9 million entries have been placed since the program began in 1965.
“I didn’t expect to win because there are a lot of people who enter in their art in the contest,” Hernandez said. “I always drew for fun when I was younger.”
Magnolia High School Principal, Jeff Springer explains “This is the first time in many years that an MHS student has won the 1st place prize for Rodeo Art.”