Friday, February 5, 2010

The Winnahs!

I am so beyond elated with our student’s showing at the Kilgore College Art Symposium today!

Of the fifteen winners—five honorable mentions and ten scholarship winners—five came from our school. We got one HM and then all but swept the top five places, only missing second place. I’m no math person, but dang! that’s 1/3 of the awards! I’m pretty proud to say that, of those five, three came through my Art 1 class before moving on to the upper level classes.

I know that I’m a cog in the machine and that I am not directly responsible for these kids winning and getting scholarships, but it’s nice to think that I’ve got a residual affect on them. It’s days like this that reaffirm that, yeah, Art 1 classes are challenging—kids telling you on an almost daily basis that they’re just there because they have to be, not because they want to be can get kind of exhausting—but sometimes someone comes through and absorbs something and decides to take it to the next level.

Yay for art!

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