Monday, October 3, 2022

Carroll Freshman Shines at Art Competition

Carroll ISD was represented well during a recent art competition. VASE, which stands for Visual Art Scholastic Event was held the weekend of April 6.

CHS Student Christie Ballew stands with her award winning piece

  •  Christie Ballew- Stop motion animation titled “Snail Mail”
  • Hannah Cory- Graphite drawing – “The Real Me”
  • Abby Detrich- Stop motion animation titled “The Great Conquest”
  • Gracie Lanham- Charcoal drawing – “Reflection”
  • Nicole Smith- Mixed media – “Words Are Change”
  • Hannah Springer- Digital photography – “A Look Into Paradise”
  • Lauren Sullivan- Digital photography – “Strawberry Crush”
  • Lauren Sullivan- Digital photography – “Expressions”

Ballew pictured with CHS Art Instructor Monica Lapierre-Hayslip (left)

Judges awarded every competing Carroll ISD art student a IV (Superior) rating. Freshman, Christie Ballew also received the only Gold Seal (highest honor) award for her submission. The Gold Seal award was one of only 150 pieces chosen from 25,000 high school pieces state wide. An art show comprised of the Gold Seal pieces will be touring around the state of Texas this summer.

All pieces will be on display at the District Art Show inside Southlake Town Hall during Art in the Square, April 26-28. The pieces will be set up in the basement, first and second floors.

For more information about the event visit