Students compete at the Montgomery County Art Fair; six place


Xavier Martinez, Co-Editor, Graphic Designer

On March 25, 40 Porter High School art students entered their pieces into the Montgomery Art Fair. Eleven art students advanced as finalists, and six out of those made it to the live auction.

“I am incredibly proud of ALL of our participants,” said art teacher, Mrs. LaShawna Rhoden. “It takes dedication and perseverance to continue to make art and enter it into a very subjective contest.  I am already looking forward to the next season to see what great things happen!”

Rhoden said these students pushed so hard to make it this far, from NRG to the Montgomery County Art Fair. ”

“This was a journey for these students to make it there, and they should be so proud,” said Rhoden.

One of the art finalist was junior Katelyn Sabanero, was named the Grand Champion of the Montgomery County Fair Fine Arts Division.

“It’s an honor to be named Grand Champion,” said Sabanero. “I worked really hard on this piece, with it taking six months to complete. It really is just an honor and I am so proud.”

At auction, Monday, March 28, six students made a combined total of $12,000 for selling of their art pieces. For all of their hard work, it can be said that it was well deserved.

Congratulations to all of the Porter art finalists and especially the six students who made it to auction!

Left to Right – Regina Padron, Katelyn Sabanero, Savannah Rhoden, Alondra Rosales, Ellena Palombo, Daniel Rogers

Fine Arts Winners                                                                     

Grand Champion – Katelyn Sabanero

Reserve Champion – Alondra Rosales

3rd – Regina Padron

4th – Ellena Palombo

5th – Daniel Rogers

Handicraft Winners

Reserve Champion – Savannah Rhoden

Finalists Winners

Aiden Garcia, Paige Johnson, Xavier Martinez, Jazmine Sanchez, David Palacios

Honorable Mentions Winners

Kaylie Garcia, Amber Phonvieve, Emily Knollenberg