HHS artist represents HCISD at National Competition


Harlingen High School senior Azeneth Sanchez advanced to the National Fine Arts Competition in Columbus, Ohio, with her earth-toned, watercolor art piece. 

The artwork showcased a theme surrounding the vitality of life and the purpose of human creation.

“There is a deep connection between us and our creator that brings joy, peace, and love into our lives,” Sanchez said. “The child in the womb represents the birthing of life, and the tree represents the growth we go through.” 

The AP art student began developing her portfolio at the beginning of the year before submitting her award-winning piece to the city and regional competitions, where she earned an Award of Merit. 

The regional win allowed her to advance to compete at the national level.

“Competing in Nationals was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Sanchez said. “I was very excited to be able to showcase an art piece that will have an impact and bring hope to people.” 

The Fine Arts Festival is an event designed to help students discover, develop, and deploy their abilities and talents. More than 65,000 high school juniors and seniors get an opportunity to enter their work in Art, Communication, Dance, Drama, Instrumental, Vocal, and Writing to the national competition.