The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R) recently hosted the "Quick Draw" contest at Reliant Center. More than 700 students from the greater Houston area sent in applications to participate. After review, the School Arts Committee at Reliant Center invited 26 student s to participate on Saturday, February 19. McCullough Junior High received 15 of the invitations.
Each contestant was given 50 minutes to sketch on an 11" x 14" sheet of paper. Students were to draw a still life using a pencil. McCullough Junior High students took first and third place. Madison Chamberlain, an eighth grade student, won first place and a prize of $500. The third place winner, Abbey Johnson, also an eighth grader, won $200.
McCullough students and staff pictured in the group photo are: (Back row L to R) Laurie Adams, art teacher; Abbey Johnson, Madison Chamberlain, Erika Mc Intosh, Ben Bargainer, Leah Stonecipher, Mary Clair Gaddy, and Cindy Moss, art teacher; (middle row L to R) Shelby Stavins, Jessie van der Stok, Paxton Grimm, Chloe Magun, and Lauren Fisher; and (front row L to R) Natalia Penaloza, Genna Miller, Rebecca White, and Maddie McKeough.