Twenty two students advance to national Scholastic Art & Writing Contest
Artists from Dawson High School, Pearland High School, Robert Turner College & Career High School, Berry Miller Junior High and Pearland Junior High West, along with writers/poets from DHS will compete for national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this spring.
The Scholastic awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. The competition’s mission is to bring outstanding visual art and writing created by teens to a national audience by showcasing the work and encouraging creative and career development.
Each fall, schools submit students’ best art and writing and entries are judged by a professional panel. Only Gold Key winners advance to the national level for a chance to win one of approximately 1,500 national awards. Gold and Silver Medals will be announced March 12 and awarded on June 6 through a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Regional awards for art include. . . .
Berry Miller Junior High
Gracin Nguyen: Gold Key
Mya Geren: Two Silver Keys
Avery Gilman: Silver Key
Bao-Chau Ho: Silver Key
An Truong: Silver Key
Their art teachers are Sara Mendoza and Audra Byerly.
Dawson High School
Julia Bennett: Gold Key
Alexandra Konstantinov: Gold Key and Silver Key
Michael Nguyen: Two Gold Keys
Helen Wang: Gold Key and Four Silver Keys
Wendy Xie: Gold Key
Their art teacher is Teri Zuteck.
Pearland High School
Jeffery Sosa: Gold Key
David Santos: Silver Key
Their art teacher is Robert Stiles.
Pearland Junior High West
Sophia Fu: Gold Key
Angela Haskin: Two Silver Keys
Their art teacher is Christa George.
Robert Turner College & Career High School
John Tansey: Gold Key
The art teacher is Mark Villapando.
Regional awards for writing include these DHS students. . . .
Julia Bennett: Silver Key
Jabari Bowen: Honorable Mention
Yupu Cai: Gold Key
Ethan Huang Chen: Silver Key
Jacqueline Clogan: Silver Key
Audrey Dial: Gold Key
Lauren Hale: Gold Key
Danny Hamed: Silver Key
Julie Henry: Silver Key
Harrison Huang: Gold Key
Sabah Jamal: Silver Key
Vanshika Jhonsa: Silver Key
Aarav Kumar: Gold Key
Yuji Lee: Gold Key
Kathy Liang: Gold Key
Aditya Namjoshi: Two Silver Keys
Aroob Sheikh: Silver Key
Catherine Tang: Silver Key
Amy Thyne: Gold Key
Divjot Walia: Gold Key
Helen Wang: Two Gold Keys
Jessica Williams: Silver Key and Honorable Mention
Derek Xie: Three Gold Keys, Five Silver Keys and Honorable Mention
Katherine Xie: Gold Key
Raina Zhang: Gold Key
The Harris County Department of Education serves as the regional sponsor of this prestigious national program and hosts yearly judging and awards ceremonies for thousands of writing and art entries submitted by students.
Famous past winners include Stephen King, Dan Fogelberg, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Joyce Carol Oates, Marc Brown and Jaida Jones.
For more about the Scholastic awards, visit http://www.artandwriting.org/.