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Victoria East High School had 400 pieces of artwork created to compete in the San Antonio Western Art Competition. Of those 400, 33 artworks were chosen to advance to District in San Antonio to compete against students from all over South Central Texas. There were a total of 439 artworks in San Antonio for this Post-District Event. Each and every student worked countless hours on their pieces and all of them did an exceptional job.

Congratulations goes out to the following students for making District:

Denisse DeLaCruz, Mark Cuellar, Natalie Villarreal, David Garcia, Aysha Izaguirre,  Kaity Jeppesen, Codi Valderrama, Mi Nguyen, Gabriella Hernandez, Paisley Humpert, Jimmy Puentes, Holly Nugent, Kinsey Faltysek, Kayla Roth, Karina Sanchez, Amber Short, Emma Matak, Jadyn Black, Sophie Miska, Brianna Nava, Lauren Johnson, Melanie Maldonado, Brittany Clendening, Raeanne Ramos, Leslie Freeman, Noah Spencer, Ivan Trejo, Faith Gauna, Christian Guajardo, JoLynn Rodriguez, Bianca Gutierrez, Calista Barnos, and Koby Kirk.

A Special Congratulations to the following students for making it into the Top 25 (Live Auction) and Top 50:

Denisse DeLaCruz - Top 25 (Live Auction)
Title: Just a Kid
Teacher: Mrs. Sainz

Mark Cuellar - Top 50
Title: One Last Ride
Teacher: Ms. Coyle

The Auction on January 25th is at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio.

The artwork is auctioned off to the highest bidder. That person gets to keep an amazing work of art. The money from auction goes entirely to the student as a scholarship. Community members who want to help out our students can “add on” to their total amount through the website below. The students will also receive this “add on” money as part of their total scholarship. Every person who is able to “add on” will receive a hand written thank you letter from the student and a photo of the artwork.


Here is how to help:

Visit and view all of the artworks in the Top 25. Choose the student you wish to support. Towards the bottom there is a drop down menu that says “General Donation” that has a list of student names when you click on it. Select the student you wish to support, fill in the rest of the information and then Save/Submit at the bottom.  


The site will be available for submitting an “Add On” through the end of February when the stock show takes place in San Antonio.

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