NISD student is big winner in River Parade Contest

Raba student and winning artwork of texas flag and alamo
March 14, 2019

A fifth grade student from Raba Elementary School is the grand prize winner in the 2019 Texas Cavaliers River Parade Art Contest.

Brooke Baker is one of five NISD elementary student finalists. A total of 11 finalists from across the city were selected.

Each finalist received $3,000 for their school’s art program and a one-week summer scholarship to the Southwest School of Art. Each runner up received $1,000 for their school’s art program. NISD had four runner-up winners also.

As grand prize winner, Baker received a total of $5,000 for her school’s art program and a summer art program scholarship. Her artwork will also be featured on the river parade’s program and she will ride on the Grand Marshal’s float in the 2019 Texas Cavaliers River Parade on April 22. She also receives one year of free Whataburger.

Grand Prize Winner:
Brooke Baker, Raba Elementary School
Katrina Gonzalez, art teacher

Finalists:

Mia Andrade, Valley Hi Elementary School
Jeri Ross, art teacher

Lillian Gonzales, Braun Station Elementary School
Susan Ranjel, art teacher

Randihima Wians, Steubing Elementary School
Renee Porter, art teacher

Kaylee Abing, Cole Elementary School
Sandra Parsley, art teacher

Runners-Up:

Gianni Guitron, Forester Elementary School
Jennifer Eskew, art teacher

Lliyiah Su-Moreno, Raba Elementary School
Katrina Gonzalez, art teacher

Aiden Pacheco, Braun Station Elementary School
Susan Ranjel, art teacher

Chloe Ghazi, Scobee Elementary School
Sheila Adams, art teacher

Gabriel Tovar, Kuentz Elementary School
Stephanie Baize, art teacher

The theme for this year’s contest was “It’s Showtime in San Antonio,” and 1,776 entries were received from more than 70 schools.

Eleven finalists were recognized at a press conference at the Southwest School of Art where the grand prize winner was announced.

With finalists and runners-up in this year’s contest, NISD students earned $22,000 for their schools’ art programs.

Visit the Northside Facebook page for an album of pictures.

Viva Northside!