Abilene High School and Cooper High School art students participated in the Abilene Education Foundations’ 12th Annual Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition for Advanced Placement art students.

A collaboration between Abilene Education Foundation, The Grace Museum, and AISD, the goals of the exhibition are to celebrate young master artists and their dedicated teachers for demonstrating excellence in artistic expression with a quality museum exhibition.

The following AISD students received awards:

  • Best of Show, $2,000 Scholarship – Janah Moore, Cooper High School for Cyan Splash
  • First Place, $1,200 Scholarship – Lyric Kinkade, Abilene High School for The Hope of Reconstruction
  • Second Place, $1,000 Scholarship – Ryley Lawler, Abilene High School for George
  • Third Place, $750 Scholarship – Tori Stanford, Cooper High School for Azul Arbol
  • Merit Award, $500 Scholarship – Daniela Pedroza, Cooper High School for Crow’s Game
  • Merit Award, $500 Scholarship – Hailey Hanson, Cooper High School for Fleeting Structures
  • Merit Award, $500 Scholarship – Kenzie Fortson, Cooper High School for Spilling the Tea
  • Martha Kiel Scholarship Merit Winner, $500 Scholarship – Michelle Oliver, Abilene High School for Jubilant
  • Martha Kiel Scholarship Merit Winner, $500 Scholarship – Hayden Abor, Cooper High School for Choo Choo
  • Honorable Mention, $250 Scholarship – Kayla Sears, Cooper High School for Artichoke
  • Honorable Mention, $250 Scholarship – Danyel Franco, Cooper High School for Over It
  • Honorable Mention, $250 Scholarship – Madi Gwinn, Abilene High School for Someday this pain will be useful
  • Honorable Mention, $250 Scholarship – Steven Barba, Cooper High School for Falling Into Place

Cooper High AP Art students are taught by Sherry Griffith, Amanda Baldwin and Melody Kennedy. Abilene High AP Art students are taught by April Rifenburgh, Beth Joy and Jason Clements.