For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2012
|For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004 www.apsva.us |
Updated: Record Number of APS Students Earn Scholastic Arts Awards
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced that 19 APS students have received recognition in the National Scholastics Art Competition. This is the highest number of APS students ever recognized in this competition in a single year.
This year, 200,000 works were submitted to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and its 116 regional affiliate partners for review by professionals in the visual and literary arts. Approximately 13,000 works of art and writing received Regional Gold Keys, which were forwarded to the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
This year’s award recipients are:
Yorktown sophomore Johntay Abbey: Canyon (Printmaking)
H-B Woodlawn eighth grader Rimjhim Barua: All Alone in the Universe (Photography)
Yorktown senior Victoria Ferrante: Moss (Ceramics & Glass)
Yorktown sophomore Jason Fields: Peng-U-in (Printmaking)
Yorktown freshman Jeremy Frenzel: Royal Vase (Ceramics & Glass)
Wakefield junior Alec Jackson: The Fallen (Photography)
Yorktown senior Hannah Littmann: After the Bombs (Sculpture)
Wakefield senior Juan Lopez: Sky Wheels (Photography)
Washington-Lee senior Manon Loustaunau: Spinal Cord (Sculpture) Best in Grade award
Yorktown sophomore Coline Macorol: Caught in a Moment (Photography)
Yorktown senior Emily Mosher: Decayed Thoughts (Ceramics & Glass)
Washington-Lee sophomore Caroline Toone: Good Morning Dad (Digital Art)
Yorktown sophomore Abby August: Faith (Photography)
H-B Woodlawn sophomore Ariana Chaivaranon: In Good Company (Painting)
Wakefield junior Christina Navas: Driving in my Car (Photography)
Yorktown senior Elizabeth Rodriguez: Stone (Drawing)
Yorktown senior Sarah Sondheim: Suspended (Ceramics & Glass)
H-B Woodlawn senior Melissa Vasquez: Time Stops Breathing for a Moment (Photography)
American Vision Medal:
Yorktown sophomore Peter Manville: A Window to the Past (Ceramics)
The program, currently in its 89th year, is a national program recognizing outstanding creativity in teens and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors.
The national nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will honor students on June 1, at a gala celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Selected award recipients and high school seniors recognized with top honors will have their art and writing exhibited at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
The students will be recognized at the June 7 School Board meeting.
For more information, contact the Arts Education Office at 703-228-6169.