4 students finalists in Cavaliers Art Contest

March 5, 2015

Arianna Apolinar, a fifth grade student at Northwest Crossing Elementary School, was recognized as the second place overall winner in the 2015 Texas Cavaliers Children’s Art Contest. She was one of four NISD elementary student finalists.

Each finalist received $3,000 for their school’s art program and a one-week summer scholarship to the Southwest School of Art. As second place overall winner, Apolinar received $5,000 for her school’s art program and a summer art program scholarship.


Grecia Limon, Allen ES

Art teacher Paul Niendorff

Autumn Askim, Kuentz ES

Art teacher Stephanie Baize

Maddie Davis, Locke Hill ES

Art teacher Carolyn Berry

Arianna Apolinar, Northwest Crossing ES (Second place overall winner)

Art teacher Kristen Tallerico

The theme for this year’s contest was Believe, and over 1,300 entries were received from 65 schools. Ten finalists were recognized at a press conference at the Southwest School of Art and the second place overall winner and grand prize winners were announced.

With finalists and runners-up in this year’s contest, NISD students earned $23,000 for their schools’ art programs.

In the words of King Antonio: “Viva Northside!”

Visit the Northside Facebook page for an album of pictures.