Mountain Valley Middle Student's Artwork Chosen as Logo for 12th Annual Student Showcase

April 11, 2022 - A Mountain Valley Middle School student’s artwork was chosen as the logo for the 12th Annual Student Showcase and will be featured on pins and on the district’s website.

Emily Steen, an MVMS eighth-grade student, was surprised with the announcement last week and excited to see her design used to promote the Showcase.

The winning logo features a stack of books with this year’s theme written on the spines, “It starts with us.” It also showcases a few of the activities Steen has enjoyed as a student in the district including a paintbrush to represent art and a chess piece to represent the challenging board game.

Steen’s design was chosen among more than 125 entries from across the district by students at all grade levels.

“I love art,” says Steen, 14, who is also involved in theater, golf and UIL academic events. “It’s one of my favorite things. It helps me with my emotions and focus. I can represent emotions that I feel with characters that I draw.”

She encourages other students to enter contests and to practice whatever it is they enjoy doing, that’s what she does.

“It really takes practice,” Steen says. “Just keep practicing and you will pick up things along the way.”

The 12th Annual Student Showcase

This year's showcase is a great opportunity to see student work presented by students. It will take place on two nights this year.

  • The first is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Smithson Valley High School featuring students in the Davenport High, Pieper High and SVHS feeder campuses along with Hill Country College Preparatory High School.
  • The second is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Canyon Lake High School featuring students in the Canyon High and CLHS feeder patterns along with Memorial Early College High School. 



-Mountain Valley Middle School student Emily Steen is pictured with her artwork which was chosen as this year’s logo for the Comal ISD 12th Annual Student Showcase.

-This year’s Student Showcase logo.



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