Students Earn Recognition at Houston Rodeo Art Show

On January 16, 2020, Magnolia ISD teachers delivered the Rodeo Art Finalist artworks to the NRG Center for the final round of judging, performed by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Committee.  The School Art Committee Judges reviewed all of the district’s artwork entries and selected Best of Show, Gold Medal, and Special Merit Award winners for all categories. We’re pleased to report the results of this show.  


Best of Show Senior High

“Heading Past Yonder” by Layla Perez Grade 11, Magnolia West High School, teacher Cheyanna Snook

***This piece has been selected as one of the top 72 pieces in the entire show and will a part of the School Art auction  in March. She will find out her lot number at a ceremony this coming Sunday, February 16 . 


Best of Show Junior High

“Desert Canyon” by Sophia Phillip, Grade 7, Bear Branch Junior High, teacher Kent Byers


Best of Show Elementary

“Colorful Cow” by Liam Beyer, Grade 4, Bear Branch Elementary, teacher Jessica McKinney


Gold Medal Award Senior High

“Rylie & Diesel” by Mackenzie Bayless, Grade 10, Magnolia West High School, Teacher Marta Huntsman


Gold Medal Award Senior High

“An Innocent Companionsheep” by Jacqueline Degollado, Grade 11, Magnolia West High School, Teacher Cheyanna Snook


Gold Medal Award Junior High

“Ancient Warrior” by Alivia Vanek, Grade 7, Bear Branch Junior High, teacher Kent Byers


Gold Medal Award Elementary

“The Foreign Express” by Garrett Stallings Grade 5, Bear Branch Intermediate, Teacher Tara Ratliff


Special Merit Award Senior High

“Eye To Eye” by Hannah Wilson, Grade 12, Magnolia High School, Teacher Sheri McIntosh


Special Merit Award Senior High

“Country Cat in the Cowboy Tack” by Kayden Mace, Grade 10, Magnolia West High School, Teacher Marta Huntsman


Special Merit Award Senior High

“Silent Silos” by Lexi Peterson, Grade 9, Magnolia High School, Teacher Sheri McIntosh


Special Merit Award Senior High

“Beyond the Fence” by Maggie Mauldin, Grade 10, Magnolia West High School, Teacher Regina Michael



All of these students will have their artwork on display in the Hayloft Gallery for the duration of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season.