GCISD art students earn medals at state competition

Students from both Grapevine High School and Colleyville Heritage High School took part in the State VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event), with GHS Sophomore Camille Krumwiede and CHHS Junior Alexandra Popke taking home medals for their state achievement. GHS Junior Cade Shuck and GHS Sophomore Emily Dempsy also took part in the state competition.

"It is an incredible accomplishment for our students who were chosen to participate in State VASE," said Sarah Roye, CHHS visual arts teacher. "I am extremely proud of all our GCISD students who qualified for State VASE 2017."

Roye further explained that there were more than 33,000 VASE entries across the State of Texas. Of these, only about 2,100 advanced to the State level. State VASE is the culminating event of a year of hard work and creative genius on behalf of the art students, teachers, and administrators in Texas. This event begins with each of the Regional Events scheduled during the months of January and February. The State of Texas is divided into 20 Education Regional Service Centers. These regions serve as the dividing boundaries for participation in the regional events. At the regional competition, a Rating IV is the mark of a superior, exemplary, work of art and qualifies the student to be considered for State VASE. While the artworks are being juried at the State event, the students participate in professional workshops, lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations, and sketching opportunities. Each student receiving a Superior Rating IV is draped with the VASE State Medallion.