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Katy ISD Student Wins Grand Champion at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Competition

Katy Texas News
Posted March 11, 2011

Komal Agarwal, a Seven Lakes High School student, took home the top Grand Champion award in the 2011 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Competition.  Agarwal’s winning artwork “Teamwork” characterizes the bond between a cowboy and his horse.  Agarwal’s artwork will be entered into the art scholarship auction, the world’s largest student art auction, on Sunday, March 13, at Reliant Arena.

“Everyone in the Katy ISD Fine Arts Department is proud of Komal and her art teacher, Kim Glasgow, for this great accomplishment,” says Mitzi Jones, Katy ISD assistant director of Fine Arts.  “Komal’s artwork is a special piece. Knowing how many pieces of art that this was judged along with, it is a great honor to celebrate this victory with her as we look to the art auction this Sunday.”

Also big winners in the HLSR art competition are Pattison Elementary student Michelle Gelman, who won Overall Champion – Elementary for her sculpture “Don’t Mess with Texas,” and Seven Lakes HS student Alice Xie who was named Reserve Class Champion – High School Mixed Media.

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo competition included 100 school districts and 60 private schools.  Katy ISD students received more Glassell Art School scholarships and Western Art Academy scholarships than any other district.  Additionally, eight pieces of student artwork was selected for the art scholarship auction.  Katy ISD received the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo “Super Show Hall of Fame” award for having its local event achieve Super Show status for five consecutive years.

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Komal Agarwal

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