Lake Travis High School students will have 44 works of art, a new district record, juried at the state Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) to be held April 28-29 in San Antonio. .
Students earned the trip to state after a successful showing at the Region 13 North VASE competition held at Cedar Ridge High School in the Round Rock school district February 4. Approximately 1,340 pieces representing 27 area high schools from 15 districts were scored based on student interviews with a judge and quality of the artwork. LTHS had approximately 195 pieces of art juried and all but four received medals at the regional level. Thirty-seven percent of the total pieces that qualified for state were created by LTHS students. LTHS had four participating teachers—Cha Asokan, Kristin Blauvelt, Diane Wrinke and Amber Forgey—with all four advancing student work to state.
VASE is a state-wide curricular competition—one of the largest of its kind in the nation—for high school art students that gives them the opportunity to develop creative works of art and to discuss and analyze their artwork with professionals.
“This is the highest number of students we’ve ever had qualify for state,” LTHS art teacher Wrinkle said. “These students are to be commended for their passion, dedication and talent."