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    Shown from left are Cuero High School’s art show award winners: Kaidence Dolan, Thomas Alvarado IV and Kelly Wendel. The Cuero Record photo.
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Cuero students qualify for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Show

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Of the 786 students throughout Cuero ISD who made art projects, from second grade through high school seniors, 190 were selected to be displayed at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. From those exhibitors, seven received top awards.

For high school, Thomas Alvarado IV was best of show, while Kelly Wendel and Kaidence Dolan earned gold medals. Olivia Nall won best of show for jr. high students, and Carmen Perez won a gold medal.

At Hunt Elementary, Noah Weghorst won best of show and Rowan Guajardo won a gold medal. All seven of these winners will now have their artwork displayed in the Hayloft Gallery throughout th duration of the Houston Livestock Shown and Rodeo, from March 3-22.

The hard work that allowed them to reach this point stands out to not only themselves but also their teacher.

“Whenever we have our students work on a project like this and they spend the time that they spend on it, we can’t help but be proud of the outcome,” Naomi Tarin said, Cuero High School art teacher.

“They’re just as prideful of their work.” Heather Stewart, the art teacher at Cuero Junior High, was also proud of the work from her students.

“Many of our kids have worked long hours after school, through lunch, even during the Christmas holiday, when everybody else was at home,” she said.

“Many of them were at the school working on their pieces. To be able to display them here in the historic museum is a beautiful backdrop for their pieces and very appropriate for the Western art.”

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