VASE begins to take shape


Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter

Art students from our school will participate in VASE, a state-wide art competition in which students present artwork to be judged and recognized, on February 18 at Jasper High School in Plano.

VASE is a UIL-sanctioned competition created to recognize the achievements of high school artists. Competitors can move through various levels, at the local, district, regional, and state levels.

“At VASE, you get to submit your artwork, win prizes, and get recognition,” junior Emilie Lyne said.

Jurors will look for originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for visual art, and the interpretation of the student’s intent.

VASE winners can receive scholarships up to $600. In addition, artists can earn ribbons, trophies, letterman jackets, and, most of all, recognition.

“Currently, in art, the main thing that is going on is pure awesomeness,” art teacher Brice McCasland said.