ABILENE, Texas — The creative arts are being celebrated at Abilene Independent School District.
This year, Abilene ISD was named a 'District of Distinction' by the Texas Art Education Association to commend the school's dedication to arts and creativity.
The TAEA is the main Texas advocate for visual arts in education and they are the biggest organization of their kind in the country.
Fifty-nine Texas districts were chosen out of 1,200 applicants, making Abilene ISD in the top 4%. In order to be qualified, schools were required to send proof of visual arts for the previous educational year.
AISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Jay Lester said, "We are incredibly proud of our art students and teachers at Abilene ISD. Their tireless efforts in representing themselves and the district in both local and statewide art shows and competitions has once again placed us amongst the best school districts in the state."
On Nov. 10, AISD will be honored in person for the award.
The district has shown their creativity and collaboration amongst students and they are excited to be receiving this accolade.