Students recognized at 2017 Texas Native Plant Art Exhibit
Artwork from 13 Denton ISD elementary schools were recognized on Wednesday, April 26, as part of the Texas Native Plant Art Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the district’s Professional Development Center, 1212 Bolivar St. in Denton.
The Texas Native Plant Art Exhibit is a project that teaches students the importance and benefits of native plants as well as their place in local heritage. It started in 2009 as a way to inform students about native and drought-resistant plants by the Native Plant Society at a single school and has grown to include Texas Master Naturalist and Texas Woman’s University’s College of Arts as partners working at 14 schools in Denton County.
The appreciation reception is to honor students for their participation in the native plant curriculum and submission of artwork. Certificates of accomplishment will also be awarded to each student who participated in the project, with the event showcasing their artwork for families, who can take photos and enjoy refreshments.
Students earning Best of Show recognition include (student • teacher):
Blanton Elementary • Andrew Phillips • Emily Valenta
Hawk Elementary • Jorin Roberts • Stephanie Halberstadt
Hodge Elementary • Ella Magee • Brian Gomez
McNair Elementary • Savannah Gross • Jodi Dallas
Nelson Elementary • Samantha Wang • Denise-Clyne-Ruch
Pecan Creek Elementary • Lauren Kaska • Jennifer Hartman
E. P. Rayzor Elementary • Lucas Francis • Carleen Michener
Newton Rayzor Elementary • Cate Panter • Amanda Gibson
Rivera Elementary • Gabryel Diaz • Jamie McCormick
W.S. Ryan Elementary • Lizeth Martinez • Deniz Sanchez
Savannah Elementary • Ezekial Messer • Chelsea Spinks
Stephens Elementary • Jaida Klimpel • Megan Trammell
Wilson Elementary • Katy Davis • Lilianna O'Conner