Twenty three students advance to national Scholastic Art & Writing Contest
Seven artists from Dawson High School, Pearland High School, Berry Miller Junior High and Pearland Junior High South, along with fifteen writers/poets from DHS and one from Berry Miller JH 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 Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 340,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.
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. National Gold and Silver Medals will be announced in March and awarded on June 4 through a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Regional awards for art include. . . .
Berry Miller Junior High
Katherine Xie: Gold Key
An Truong: Silver Key
Lauren Oishi: Honorable Mention
Their art teachers are Noelle Johnson and Sara Mendoza.
Dawson High School
Jamie Lincoln: Gold Key
Vidya Muthupillai: Gold Key
Wendy Xie: Gold and Silver Keys
Erica Anton: Silver Key
Carolyn Hoang: Silver Key
Aruna Muthupillai: Silver Key
Gracin Nguyen: Silver Key
Allen Nong: Silver Key
Elizabeth Carney: Honorable Mention
Their art teacher is Teri Zuteck.
Pearland High School
Alana Dudley: Gold Key
Jacqueline Mandola: Gold Key
Lila Anthony: Silver Key
Carson Flores: Silver Key and Honorable Mention
Chelsea Tran: Honorable Mention
Their art teacher is Mariel Esposti.
Pearland Junior High South
Nayeli Guzman: Gold Key
Abigail Myers: Honorable Mention
Their art teacher is Jodie Lyden.
Robert Turner College & Career High School
Sainsha Bakshi: Honorable Mention
Breanna Camario: Honorable Mention
Emma Lawrence: Honorable Mention
Their art teacher is Mark Villapando.
Regional awards for writing include these students. . . .
Berry Miller Junior High
Elizabeth Hu: One Gold Key, One Silver Key and three Honorable Mentions
Her English teachers are Michael Rice and Brittany Boyton.
Dawson High School
Ananya Amar: One Silver Key
Jabari Bowen: One Silver Key
Janna Cao: Two Honorable Mentions
Ethan Huang Chen: One Gold Key, One Silver Key and One Honorable Mention
Aruntathi Chezhian: One Gold Key, One Silver Key and Two Honorable Mentions
Rishabh Dave: One Gold Key
Charlotte Harrington: Two Gold Keys and One Silver Key
Julie Henry: Two Gold Keys
Harrison Huang: One Gold Key, Four Silver Keys and Two Honorable Mentions
Re'Elle Isales: One Gold Key and Two Honorable Mentions
Jawad Kazi: One Honorable Mention
Sai Kaushik: One Gold Key and One Silver Key
Matthew Kearney: One Silver Key and One Honorable Mention
Aarav Kumar: Four Honorable Mentions
Cindy Li: One Honorable Mention
Kathy Liang: Three Silver Keys
Jamie Lincoln: One Gold Key
Sarah Lundberg: One Silver Key
Ashwin Murali: One Honorable Mention
Aruna Muthupillai: One Silver Key
Vidya Muthupillai: One Silver Key
Aditya Namjoshi: Three Gold Keys and One Honorable Mention
Vy Nguyen: One Honorable Mention
Luxin Peng: Two Silver Keys and One Honorable Mention
Kaitlyn Phillips: One Gold Key
Sydney Rouah: One Silver Key
Amy Thyne: One Gold Key and One Silver Key
Jessica Williams: One Gold Key and One Honorable Mention
Karen Yao: One Gold Key
Raina Zhang: Two Gold Keys and One Silver Key
Katherine Zhong: Two Honorable Mentions
Their English teachers are Susan Henson and Kimberly Tucker.
In addition, Aditya Namjoshi numbers among 10 regional American Voices/American Visions winners -- best-in-region awards selected by local writers and artists. He will compete for one of two top spots nationwide for American Voices/American Visions medals.
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/.