The Pine Tree High School Band participated in the UIL Region IV Solo & Ensemble Contest on Feb. 8 at Pine Tree High School. Pine Tree had 116 entries in the contest and finished with 106 First Division medals. In addition, 65 Pine Tree band students will participate in the state solo and ensemble contest June 1 and 2 in Austin.
First Division, Class 1 Solos who advance to state: Jerusalem Briseno, Ariel Sanchez, Emma Teter, Giselle Valencia, Gabby Pumphrey, Daniel Lambie, Christian Osborn, Jordan Lampin, Shawn Naseiro, Keelan Davis, Carlo Echave, Gage Ellis, Axel Mondragon, Oscar Ruiz, Leah Counts, Zoe Green, Allison Knight, Xavier Martinez, Rafael Najera, Tim Wright, Evelyne Ramirez, Eric Ramirez, Antonio Mendez and Jonathan Diaz.
First Division, Class 1 Ensembles who advance to state: Brie Cope, Karina Ruiz, Giselle Valencia, Alexis Allen, Halie Couch, Zoe Davis, Daniel Lambie, Gabby Pumphrey, Christian Osborn, Jordan Lampin, Shawn Naseiro, Keelan Davis, Abby Short, Gage Ellis, Osiris Barrios, Laisha Aranda, Axel Mondragon, Jerusalem Briseno, Jayle McCarty, Leah Counts, Sydney Robinson, Emma Teter, Meg Suits, Allison Knight, Jackson Lair, Makala Pinkston, Amarah Sweaks, Kaleb Bechtold, Jared Richmond, Liam Atkinson, Anita Aycock, Madisyn Harrell, Dymetria Lister, Berenice Juarez, Travis Mejias, Eriberto Velazquez, Nathan Carbajal, Josiah Enloe, Ethan Hunter, Thomas Metcalf, Dawson Shelton, Leah Counts, Gage Ellis, Axel Mondragon, Rafael Najera, Ethan Sanders, Edwin Diaz, Shaun Ray, Dalton Russell, Marilyn Shen, Taylor Toliver, Aaron Fears and Paige Reese.
First Division, Class 1 Solos: Laisha Aranda, Karina Ruiz, Brie Cope, Gael Perez, Bianca Juarez, Jackson Lair, Makala Pinkston, Makayla Allison and Antonio Mendez
First Division-Class 2 Solos: Imilce Sanchez, Laney Cutrer, Eric Hill, Josh Mason, Zoe Davis , Amelia Wingfield and Nathan Carbajal
First Division-Class 3 Solos: Makayla Furlong
1st Division-Class 2 Ensembles: Laney Cutrer, Eric Hill, Jasmine Buffington, Jared Flores, Makayla Allison, Josue Ruiz, Amelia Wingfield, Grayson Cary, Jonathan Diaz, Bryson Douglas, Aaron Fears, Seth Felker, Makayla Furlong, Jonah Harwood, Tre’Quavion Howard, Mackenzie Pyle and Paige Reese.
Visual Arts Scholastic Event
The Visual Arts Scholastic Event was held Feb. 9 at Whitehouse High School, with 889 artworks judged for Region 7. Ten Pine Tree students will advance to the state contest, with many students winning regional gold medals. Teachers are Mary Graham, Carmen Gadt, Wayne Gaddis and Elizabeth White.
The following students received area gold medals and will participate in the state competition in April in San Marcos: Jasmine Buffington, Brandy Gonzalez, Alissa May, Jasmine Martindale, Shania Mina, I’yonia Mumphrey, Tara Story, Titus Rucker, Reysiane Salazar and Amarah Sweaks
The following students received regional gold medals: Amanda Aguilera, Raisins Alam, Makayla Allison, Cassie Barron, Neftali Barrios — double medal, Dezaray Brown — double medal, Connor Carrell, Sage Counts, Rory Curtis, Nicolas Diaz, Seth Felker — double medal, Meredith Fisher, Aleena Galvan — double medal, Carly Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Brandy Garcia — double medal, Maya Green — double medal, Genesis Hernandez, Bailey Hodges, Destinee Houston, Janiya Jackson, Khyla Johnson — double medal, Denaja Jones — double medal, Bainca Juraez — double medal, Gregory Kalulu, Krystal Lopez, Azura Mayhall, Fouziya Mbeh -double medal, Pedro Montano, Elizabeth Olvera, Lorena Ortega — double medal, Amber Parker- double medal, Mario Perez, Audrey Petitjean, Westley Phillips-double medal, Vanessa Ramirez, Sophia Reyes, Savannah Riley — double medal, Marla Rodriguez, Natalia Rodriguez — double medal, Ariel Sanchez, Aidan Smith, Sierra Stephens, Cresslyn Sustaire, Kaylea Timmons and Saydee Wallace.