Canyon Lake student makes history by winning $10,000 Scholarship at SA Stock Show & Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – Student won a $10,000 scholarship at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Western Art Contest, the first from Canyon Lake High School.

Beiten Evans’ Metal Rodeo Rooster sculpture won this year’s annual art competition.

The competition required artists to submit Western art that represents the heritage, lifestyle and landscape of the American West, both historical and contemporary, according to a press release.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship,” said Evans, senior lecturer. “I try very hard to earn scholarships to pay for my college education. This competition helped me get a little closer to my goal of funding my college education. I want to thank everyone, including the sponsors who helped me make this happen. It means a lot.”

The competition was open to South Central Texas high school students aged 14 to 18, and more than 430 artworks were submitted in 12 categories, according to officials.

Beiten Evans and Emily Ingram of Smithson Valley High School (Komal ISD)

Two other Comal ISD students received the top 25 tapes in the Western Art Contest, including Sydney Jackson, a Canyon Lake High School student, and Emily Ingram, a Smithson Valley High School student.

Jackson’s plasticine work was called “Jack the Curious Bunny” and Ingram’s graphite work was called “Jumping”.

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