Lily Youngblood, a Garner Elementary first grade student, was recently honored as one of the top 100 young artists in Texas by the Texas Art Education Association. Lily and her parents, Kristi and Clay Youngblood, traveled to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin where students from across Texas came together for the award ceremony and reception.
During the ceremony there was even more exciting news announced for Lily. Lily’s artwork was one of only 14 examples of student artwork selected to travel to the National Art Education Association Museum in San Diego, Cali., to represent the kind of quality art created as part of art education programs across Texas.
The competition Lily competed in in order to be selected was part of Youth Art Month, an annual observance held at the national, state and local levels to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Lily’s award marks the sixth straight year in which a Garner ISD student has won the state award. Lily’s art teacher at Garner Elementary is Kari Pardington.