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SHS Fine Arts Signing Day: 17 students announce intentions to enroll in collegiate fine arts programs

Saginaw High School Fine Arts students pose for a group picture at Fine Arts Signing Day.

Saginaw High School hosted its inaugural Fine Arts Signing Day in the school auditorium Tuesday morning, April 30, for 17 students who have announced their intentions to continue in the Visual and Performing Arts beyond graduation. 

As the students' names were announced, they came up to the stage with their families and signed their name to a document that will hang in the Fine Arts Showcase with names being added each year. 

After all the students made their way across the stage, they were called back up as a group to each receive an Oak Tree to plant at home. Each tree was accompanied with the poem, "Think Like a Tree," by Karen I. Shragg.

Saginaw High School Assistant Band Director Alyson Holley concluded the morning with the following words, "As you embark on your next journey in the arts, you will continue to grow, you will be faced with challenges, and we challenge you to stay deeply rooted in the arts as our ambassadors and patrons. Spread the knowledge you have been given, and may you continue to contribute in your own ways for the rest of your lives."

A reception followed for the students and their families with refreshments served by the National Honor Society and Tri-M National Music Honor Society. To view more photos from the event, click here

 

Congratulations to these students:

Jocelyn Arroyo is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. She will attend the University of North Texas to become a fashion design major. Jocelyn has earned $5,000 in scholarships.

Megan Barrett is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. She will attend Tarrant County College and intends to open a consignment shop for her art.

Meghan Hemming is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. She will attend the University of North Texas to major in art and become an art educator.

Chesney Little is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. She will attend Tarrant County College and the University of North Texas to major in art and become an art educator. Chesney has earned $4,800 in scholarships.

Jane McDonald is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. She will attend the Art Institute of Dallas to become an animator.

Alejandro Montenegro is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. He will attend the New York City School of Visual Art.

Peter Nguyen is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. He will attend Tarrant County College to become an animator.

Rachel Redding is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. She will attend Tarrant County College to become a graphic artist.

Eric Sanders is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. He will pursue his degree as an art major.

Peyton Turpin is a student of art teacher Lorrie Mangano. He will attend Texas A&M at College Station to pursue his degree as an art major.

Abraham Hernandez is a student of choir director Michael Williams and theatre arts teacher Amy Dale. He will attend the University of Texas at Arlington to major in music performance and will stay involved with musical theatre. Abraham has earned $3,000 in scholarships.

Matthew Rahal is a student of choir director Michael Williams and theatre arts teacher Amy Dale. He will attend the University of Texas at Arlington to major in vocal performance.

Kasey Andrews is a student of band director Matthew Pearson. She will attend Texas A&M at College Station to major in bioenvironmental science and march in the “Pride” Marching Band. Kasey has earned $16,000 in scholarships.

Kevin Rodriguez is a student of band director Matthew Pearson. He will attend the University of North Texas to major in music education and composition. Kevin has earned $25,000 in scholarships.

Reagan Walsh is a student of band director Matthew Pearson. She will attend the University of Texas at Arlington to major in music education.

Brandon Wilkening is a student of band director Matthew Pearson. He will attend the University of North Texas to major in music education and performance. Brandon has earned $500 in scholarships.

Mary Unrau is a student of percussion director Jenn Giba. She will attend the University of North Texas to minor in music. Mary has earned $16,000 in scholarships.