Katy ISD Art Students Earn $316,000 in Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Auction 

KATY [March 20, 2019] –  It was a Spring Break to remember for 13 Katy Independent School District art students whose artwork advanced to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLS&R) Art Auction, which raised a total of $316,000. As with last year, Katy ISD had more students in the art auction than any other participating school district.

Tompkins High School 11th grader Madelyn Huynh’s creation entitled “Texas Stud” won Class Champion over the monochromatic drawing entries and was the highest placed piece among high school entries, with bids reaching $75,000.  Adriana Landin-Seneriz from Tays Junior High auctioned her painting, “Midsummer Dreamin” for $49,000 and was named the Junior High Class Champion.  Likewise, Ashley Chung from Beck Junior High stepped onto the stage to be named the Reserve Class Champion for her creation entitled “Next to the Road,” which auctioned off for $32,000.

“The details placed into each piece of artwork is breathtaking,” said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones.  “Even more impressive is that this year Katy ISD swept the junior high art division by taking the top two placements over all the junior high entries,” added Jones.

To view all Katy ISD art submissions, visit the HLS&R Art Gallery




Madelynn Huynh

Tompkins High School

“Texas Stud”

Class Champion





Adriana Landin-Seneriz

Tays Junior High

“Midsummer Dreamin”

Class Champion





Ashley Chung

Beck Junior High

“Next to the Road”

Reserve Class Champion


Katy Independent School District, the leader in educational excellence, together with family and community, provides unparalleled learning experiences designed to prepare and inspire each student to live an honorable, fulfilling life – to create the future.