Record-number of LTHS student artwork advances to state

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."

 LTHS students who have qualified for state include (front to back, left to right):  Hunter Tran Claire Rodgers Natasha Tiffany Ashley Londa Kiara Dietze Yumna Kamal* Thira Schlegel Kristin Ormsby Olivia Radi* Rylie Gately* Julia Ojeda* Raya Siddiqi Chloe Brownlow Katerina Cotroneo* Bianca Podniesinski Catie Soo Jenna Sedovic Mackenzie Coffelt Samuel Garvins Noe Resendiz Samuel Pierce Ethan Bernick* Ivanna Chappa Elliot Ward* Zach Coldewey* Jake Ruggiero* Megan Hostetter* Lauren Paulson* Coco Greene Nathan Howard Alyssa Curry  (not photographed) Rayna Copedge Chloe Wesbrooks  * students with 2 pieces of artwork advancing

LTHS students who have qualified for state include (front to back, left to right):

Hunter Tran
Claire Rodgers
Natasha Tiffany
Ashley Londa
Kiara Dietze
Yumna Kamal*
Thira Schlegel
Kristin Ormsby
Olivia Radi*
Rylie Gately*
Julia Ojeda*
Raya Siddiqi
Chloe Brownlow
Katerina Cotroneo*
Bianca Podniesinski
Catie Soo
Jenna Sedovic
Mackenzie Coffelt
Samuel Garvins
Noe Resendiz
Samuel Pierce
Ethan Bernick*
Ivanna Chappa
Elliot Ward*
Zach Coldewey*
Jake Ruggiero*
Megan Hostetter*
Lauren Paulson*
Coco Greene
Nathan Howard
Alyssa Curry

(not photographed)
Rayna Copedge
Chloe Wesbrooks

* students with 2 pieces of artwork advancing