Ruckman House art
Karnes City High School student Luis Balderas earned a First Place Blue Ribbon at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Youth Western Art Contest for his drawing of the John Ruckman house in Helena, titled “The Ruckman Frontier House”. His drawing did not qualify for the final auction; however, he was eligible to apply for a four-week scholarship to Kerrville’s Western Art Academy. Twenty drawings from KCHS students were sent to San Antonio, and 18 earned ribbons out of 491 entries. After the first of the year, there was an exhibit in the high school library.