Spring Triad events draw thousands to USAO campus

Spring Triad events draw thousands to USAO campus


Montmartre chalk art competition, scholastic meet and Droverstock music festival made for an eventful first Thursday in April

Held annually on the first Thursday of April, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma welcomed thousands of students and visitors from around the state for the yearly Spring Triad on April 7.

The triad consists of three major events on campus, the Montmartre chalk art competition, the annual scholastic meet and the Droverstock music festival.

Students and community members gathered on the oval throughout the day and evening for Droverstock. Vendor booths offered food and many activities, while bands from across the state entertained the crowds with more than seven hours of live music.

Bands and performers featured during Droverstock included Will Gaines and Abby Leonard, Jenkins Valley, Shane Henry, Shelly Phelps and the Scarlet Street Players, Tallows, Josh Sallee, and Nicnos.

Artists from elementary schools, high schools and colleges across Oklahoma created 336 sidewalk chalk art murals throughout the morning on six-foot square canvasses on the road leading through the USAO oval. In this competition, students represented 61 Oklahoma schools and colleges.

Logan Clark, Talley Williams, Keely Ford and Cody McGlone from Lindsay High School took home the Best of Show honors. Judges Choice awards were given in four different age groups.

The high school division awarded six pieces that included teams from Chickasha, Mustang, Newcastle, Purcell and Wayne high schools.

Seven entries scored awards in the junior high division including teams from Anadarko, Apache, Lindsay, Mustang, Plainview and Purcell.

One Judges Choice award was presented in the sixth grade and younger division to students from Pioneer Elementary School.

The college/adult division prizes were awarded to five students from USAO.

The Scholastic Meet hosted 49 high schools. Faculty gave tests in more than two-dozen categories and medals were awarded to the top five students in each contest. Four high schools took home trophies for having the most students win awards in the meet.

Southmoore High School won first place, followed by Pauls Valley High School, second, and Chisholm High School, third. Hinton High School took the small school honorable mention.


Click here to find complete lists of winners from the Montmartre chalk art competition and the scholastic meet.