HSPVA Student’s Design Chosen As Official “GRAMMY In The Schools” Logo

August 29, 2008

Hillary Henderson, a 15-year-old art student at Houston Independent School District’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, has won a GRAMMY art competition. Henderson’s work will appear as the official “GRAMMY in the Schools” logo and will be seen by thousands of teachers, students and others nationwide.

The artwork, which will appear on a “Grammy in the Schools” flyer, will be sent to every high school in the country. In an e-mail announcement to HSPVA Principal Herbert Karpicke, GRAMMY foundation Senior Project Coordinator Brandi Johnson said, “This flyer is the cornerstone of our program marketing efforts and will be sent to approximately 20,000 high schools. There are also two initiatives on the horizon that will feature Hillary’s design – our GRAMMY Career Day program cover, which will be seen by 8,000 students nationwide, and the cover of our Jazz Ensembles CD.”

HSPVA Principal Herbert Karpicke said, “Our music programs have been recognized by the GRAMMY foundation five times, with HSPVA being named a GRAMMY Signature School. It is nice to see similar recognition for our tremendous art program. We are very proud of Hillary.”

“When I found out, I was running around the apartment trying not to scream. It was a good feeling. I was excited to say the least,” said Henderson.

HPSVA was most recently chosen as a GRAMMY signature school in 2008. HSPVA was one of only 14 schools chosen for this honor out of the more than 20,000 school music programs that were considered.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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