Star City High School students compete in art competition


Star City High School sophomore Tristen Brasfield won second place Sculpture (Expressive) at the 2012 Arkansas Young Artists Association Competition and Convention held recently in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Young Artists Association (AYAA) is a statewide organization of high school students enrolled in grades ninth through 12th. The main focus of the AYAA organization is the annual spring convention and competition. Last year the approximately students from across the state came together at the Little Rock Convention Center.

During the convention, students are encouraged to bring up to five pieces of artwork that they have created that year. All of the artworks are divided into 66 categories for awards. A rather large group of independent jurors select the award winning works for each of the competition areas. Awards are presented to the first through fourth place winners and honorable mentions as well as a Best of Show. While the jurors are judging the artworks, the students are involved in the on-site competitions in six different categories or they are in the main meeting hall with a keynote speaker.

Other Star City High School students who competed in the state level competition include Matt Kinney, Alexandrea Sirois, Nateisha Bowers, Morgan Pope, Kaitlin Manning, Angel Garrison, Amber Smith, Brody Puydak, Larry Wilcox, Lucy Beavo, Morgan Tayler, Tyler Courson, Brad Milburn, Dillan Tipton, Miles Pickens, James McBroom, and Antonio Magana.

The students are instructed by art teacher, Roger Darren High.