Several students at RRVCS received statewide recognition during the 2022 fall semester. Third through eighth grade art students, under the direction of Lorie Hawkes, were encouraged to participate in The Hispanic Heritage Youth Art Contest. The annual contest is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, NNSA Sandia Site Office, and NNSA ABQ Complex.
The contest encourages students to learn more about the art and culture of Hispanic regions and write a paragraph relating their art to the theme. This year’s theme was “Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” The elementary students created colorful Mexican folk art, and the 7th and 8th grade class drew chalk pastel adobe villages, representing the togetherness of a community. RRVCS 8th grader, Ben Allen, was awarded 2nd place in the middle school category for his colorful masterpiece!
In November, RRVCS students participated in another statewide contest sponsored by The United Way of Central New Mexico. This contest asks students to inspire their peers with a poster showing the importance of regular school attendance. Two of our 6th graders, Gideon Hampton and J.T. Radcliff received honorable mention for their digital posters relating to the theme of “The Tassel is Worth the Hassle.”
In addition to the statewide honors, 25 of our students were selected to display their art work along with students of Alta Vista Elementary and home schooled students, at the Questa Library. This lovely local display was on display until the end of January.
We congratulate all these students on their accomplishments and artistic endeavors. Keep the creativity flowing!