Waco High School Student’s Artwork Featured at City Council Meeting

During the recent Waco City Council Meeting, sketches commissioned by a Waco High School (WHS) student artist were unveiled. Maritza Degollado-Ramirez, a junior at WHS, drew all six members of the Waco City Council on the dais after being commissioned by District 3 Council Member Josh Borderud. Borderud was impressed with Degollado-Ramirez’s talent after seeing her work featured in the high school mock trial competition.

In February, Degollado-Ramirez competed in the Texas High School Mock Trial State Competition, where she advanced to the national level in January 2023 in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. She is the first WHS student to receive a Gold Key award in the digital art category.

Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon expressed her appreciation for Borderud’s support of the fine arts programs in the school district. Degollado-Ramirez is an active member of various school clubs and organizations, including the WHS National Honor Society, Upward Bound, and the Interact Club. She also serves as a student ambassador, St. Francis Church altar server, and WHS store marketing manager. Additionally, Degollado-Ramirez is a dual credit Accelerate student and is on track to graduate this year with her associate’s degree.

The sketches of the Waco City Council members are a testament to the talent and skill of Degollado-Ramirez and the strength of the Waco ISD fine arts curriculum. The Waco community is grateful for the opportunity to showcase the talent of a local student artist.

Image by Waco ISD