Information provided by the Women's Club of Hollister.
Two San Benito High School students won first-place ribbons at the Student Art Show for the California Federation of Women’s Clubs earlier this month.
Jasmine Ulloa won first-place in her age group for graduating high school seniors.
After winning local competitions in Hollister and Loma Prieta, Ulloa’s artwork went on to win a $500 scholarship as well as an opportunity for her piece to be featured on the 2018 summer edition of the California Clubwoman Magazine.
Aside from this art contest, another one of Ulloa’s pieces has also won first-place at the Student Congressional Art Show hosted by Congressman Jimmy Panetta. This piece will be displayed at the US Capitol this year.
In the fall, Ulloa will be attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she will continue advancing her creative capabilities.
Rising senior at San Benito High School, Madison Ricker, won first place in Hollister and Loma Prieta art shows for her age group, grades 9-12, as well. After developing her painting skills for the last two to three years, Ricker was able to win first place for her painting of a wolf.
Over the past 17 years, the mentorship of retiring San Benito High School art teacher, Mr. John Robrock, has allowed students like Ulloa and Ricker to win similar art competitions. On behalf of the Women’s Club of Hollister, we would like to thank Mr. Robrock for his dedication to inspiring young students to succeed and follow their dreams.
Congratulations Jasmine, Madison, and Mr. Robrock for your achievements this year and continued success in your new endeavors.