Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2017 Roundup of Winners

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2017 Roundup of Winners
Posted on 04/16/2017

Several Aldine ISD student artists earned recognition. One AISD artwork sold for BIG bucks at auction.


Yes, the Rodeo is over. Before it ended, the HLSR held an Awards Ceremony that honored District winners of the Student Art Contest.

And for those that missed it, young artist Ja’Varie Sparks-Thomas was a hit with auctioneers. The Kujawa Elementary School student’s work titled “Dinner? … I Dare You!” sold for $47,000!

His proud art teacher is Kelly Patterson. HLSR Student Art Committee named Ja’Varie the Elementary Class Champion.

As the Class Champion, Ja’Varie advanced to the auction. He’ll receive a guaranteed premium of $5,500. The rest will go toward student HLSR scholarships.

According to Patterson, Ja’Varie’s work was the first elementary piece to go to auction in the HLSR area competition.

HLSR Aldine ISD District Contest Winners 

Best of Show Kujawa-Elementary-School-HLSR-2017-Student-Art-Contest-Winner-JaVarie-Sparks-Thomas-Artwork-1.jpg
Student: Héctor Torres
Campus: Nimitz HS
Teacher: Leslie Rowney

Gold Medal
“Mooful Gaze”
Student: Luz Carbajal
Campus: Davis Ninth Grade School
Teacher: Chris Peel

Gold Medal
Student: Beatriz Cabrera
Campus: MacArthur HS
Teacher: Vino Underwood

Special Merit
“The Last Eight Seconds”
Student: Autumn Taylor
Campus: Nimitz High School
Teacher: Leslie Rowney