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Student art shines bright during Create Fest




Spring Branch ISD students recently showcased their creativity during Create Fest, a multi-faceted visual arts event that includes a student artist business fair, art competitions, art workshops and a district-wide art show. 

Create Fest was hosted at Westchester Academy for International Studies and celebrated the visual arts, while also providing an opportunity for students across SBISD to showcase their artwork in a professional and public environment and connect with local artists in the community. 

“Thank you to our sponsors, parents, staff and student volunteers! Without their support our festival would not exist,” said Sally Doyle, SBISD Visual Arts coordinator. “This event was created to give our students another avenue to be creative and expand our reach into the community.” 

Event sponsors included Magness Orthodontics, Adventure Chix, Smiles for Kids, the Ussher family and the Metcalf family. Funds raised were used to purchase contest supplies, event t-shirts and banners, art contest winner prizes and infrastructure fees.  

“We hope everyone enjoyed Create Fest and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!” concluded Doyle. 


Art contest winners include: 

Maker’s Space Competition (pre-K through third grade)

First place – James Murphy, Rummel Creek Elementary 

Second place – Hanna & Kailee Saubon, Frostwood Elementary

Third place – Carmen Tejada, Hollibrook Elementary 


Student Vendor Competition

First place – Allan’s Creations by Allan Valdez Rubbys Rivera, Northbrook High 

Second place – Crochet n’ Co. by Autarkeia Clement, Bunker Hill Elementary 

Third place – Body Bliss by Simone McConnell and Yunxi “Cici” Ding, Bunker Hill Elementary 


Elementary Challenge Competition

Sidewalk Art

First place – Michelle Flores, Spring Branch Elementary 



First place – Vaishall Vance, Rummel Creek Elementary 

Second place – Sophia Afra, Frostwood Elementary 

Third place – Andrea Garcia Marroquin, Spring Branch Elementary 



First place – Lydia Gilley, Housman Elementary  

Second place – Sophia Afra, Frostwood Elementary 

Third place – Antonia Simpson, Rummel Creek Elementary 



First place – Dylan Garcia, Housman Elementary 

Second place – Christian Luna, Frostwood Elementary 

Third place – Emily Kovics, Nottingham Elementary 


Middle School Challenge Competition

Sidewalk Art

First place – Mayte Carbonell, Spring Oaks Middle 

Second place – Adam El Badawi, Spring Forest Middle 



First place – Sofia Redman, Spring Oaks Middle

Second place – Bella Bernat, Spring Forest Middle 

Third place – Madelyne Farmer, Spring Oaks Middle 



First place – Abril Araiza, Spring Oaks Middle

Second place – Kayden McKnight, Spring Forest Middle 

Third place – Richi Hernandez, Spring Oaks Middle



First place – Julissa Pedroso, Northbrook Middle

Second place – Caroline Ussher, Spring Forest Middle 


High School Challenge Competition 

Sidewalk Art

First place – Gabriela Reyes, Spring Woods High 

Second place – Johanna St. Clair, Spring Woods High 

Third place – Annabel Endicott, Westchester Academy for International Studies 



First place – Diego Montes, Northbrook High 

Second place – Gabriel Torres, Spring Woods High 



First place – Gabriel Torres, Spring Woods High 



First place – Ximena Guerrero, Northbrook High 

Second place – Joselin Vasquez, Stratford High 


Participation Awards: Most Student Entries 

Spring Branch Elementary: Natalie Johnson, art teacher

Northbrook High School: Chris Mcvay, Virginia Reesman and Lauren Mohan, art teachers


View the full photo album of the event!