Maddie Smith, Finalist for the top honor

For More than 50 years, the School Arts program at the Houston Rodeo has challenged students to think outside of the box. The program provides students in PreK through 12th grade the opportunity to compete in district art shows, earn scholarships, travel to summer workshops and display artwork in the Hayloft Gallery during the Rodeo.

Saint Mary Catholic School participated in the show for the 6th year resulting in many students honored.  Pictured are Maddie Smith, Finalists for the top honors.  Other students awarded, 1st Place:  Verick Rincon, Lauren Corrao, Natasha Negron, Jacob Gonzalez, Paige McKee, Catherine Doan, Grace Wimberley, Elizabeth Quintero, Corbin Burman, Penny Boehme, Allie Broussard, Josie Riedel, Thomasina Nguyen and Conner LeJuhn.   2nd Place are Haley Johnson, Alyson McAllister, Cort Hickman and Katie Boehme.  3rd Place is Hannah Allison.  This is a competition judged by numbers only.

The rodeo has received more than 200,000 entries.

Also pictured are front row, left to right:  
Corbin Burman,  Penny Boehme, Katie Boehme, Allie Broussard, Josie Riedel, Thomasina Nguyen, Conner LeJuhn.
Middle row:  Paige McKee, Catherine Doan, Grace Wimberley, Alyson McAllister, Elizabeth Quintero, Cort Hickman, Jacob Gonzalez and Natasha Negron.
Back row:  Hannah Allison, Haley Johnson, Verick Rincon, Lauren Corrao with Mrs. Cindy Claybar, Art Teacher.