Several Geneva high school artists placed in the top 50 of over 200 entries in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Student Western Art Contest over the weekend. Sophomore Sophia Baldwin (right) was declared the Grand Champion of the contest and received a $10,000 scholarship. Baldwin also placed first in the color drawing category with her piece titled “Nolan.” Junior Elizabeth Walter (left) placed first in the monochromatic drawing category with her artwork “ Not Her First Rodeo” and received an $8,000 scholarship.
In addition, two other Geneva students senior Cody Lane George and junior Annie Ramsey placed in the top 50 out of over 200 entries from Central Texas schools. Other Geneva artists who participated were Kaitlyn Cates, John Henry Friesenhahn, Cody Lane George, Julianna Goodman, Alex Peet, Annie Ramsey, Brynn Riebel and Emma Wilson.
“Geneva has had scholarship-winning entries for several years, but this is the first that we have had two winners in their categories and a grand champion. The Western Art Program provides incredible scholarship opportunities for students, but the competition is great. It takes great ability coupled with diligent hard work to win. It is a privilege to work with students of this caliber,” Geneva Rhetoric School art teacher Cathy Lester said.