Student artists win awards in Wells Fargo Student Art Contest

April 13, 2017

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Spillane eighth-grade student Emma Louc won a first-place award in Division C of the 19th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest.

April 13, 2017—CFISD student artists have been named winners in the 19th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest, the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) announced this week.

Five CFISD students’ artwork was chosen from more than 641 entries across six divisions, and judges deliberated for nearly four hours to select the winning artwork.

Spillane Middle School eighth-grade student Emma Louc won first place in Division C.

“Quite simply, Emma Louc is every art teacher’s dream,” said Lisa Bennett, Spillane art teacher. “She is motivated to create amazing things. She loves to draw and paint and, with everything she makes, she is a perfectionist. She is usually the last to finish an assignment because she is looking for a way to improve it.  She is open and receptive to ways to improve her work. Personally I have seen her grow from a good artist to an amazing artist over the last two years. There have been quite a few times when my jaw has dropped and my mind has been blown!”

Spillane eighth-grade students Melody Nguyen, Amy Hammett and Carolina Gonzales all earned honorable mention awards in the contest.

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Cypress Ranch sophomore Gianna Ligotino’s painting won an award to be disclosed in the 19th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest.

Cypress Ranch High School sophomore Gianna Ligotino won an award to be disclosed at an upcoming ceremony in Division D.

“Gianna is one of the best students I have ever taught for a variety of reasons,” said Nancy Hines, Cypress Ranch art teacher. “She has amazing natural talent, which is always a delight, but she is truly a teachable person as well. Gianna soaks up instruction and mulls it over, asks questions and comes up with incredibly creative solutions. She is practical and inventive at the same time. I’m happy to see the Wells Fargo competition recognize the quality of her work!”

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