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Feb. 5, 2018 - Southwest Region-at-Large Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Below are the Plano ISD Southwest Region-at-Large art winners. Gold Key winning works will continue in the competition at the national level in New York City. National medalists will be announced on March 13.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of creative students. Student submissions are blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual arts. Students from public, private or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibted and published. 

Gold Key Art (27) See Photo Gallery

  • Rigoberto Alanis, Plano East Senior High School, ceramics & glass, Violinguin
  • Jacob Ashkar, Plano East Senior High School, painting, West Texas
  • Jeena Bae, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Dead-ication
  • (2) Meredith Cambis, Plano East Senior High School, digital art, A Raisin in the Sun; and And the Stillness the Dancing...
  • Natasha Chugh, Jasper High School, drawing & illustration, Transient
  • Chandler Curtsinger, Plano West Senior High School, printmaking, 'Silence'
  • Pete Fan, Plano Senior High School, drawing & illustration, War March
  • Amanda He, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Vanity
  • (2) Jackson Hescock, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Squishy Face; and Cognizance
  • (2) Nicole Hunter, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Doormat / printmaking, Reaper
  • Riya Kattumenu, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Absolution
  • Shillpa Kumar, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Girl with the Drapery
  • Irena Lee, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Fallen Grasp
  • Daming Lin, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Baby Steps
  • Nitya Lohia, Plano East Senior High School, drawing & illustration, The Art of Pasta
  • Luke Miller, Plano East Senior High School, sculpture, Transparent Victory
  • Maria Fabiola Mirabal, Plano West Senior High School, sculpture, Teeth
  • Rachael Pham, Plano East Senior High School, sculpture, Don't Touch!
  • Chaani Rao, Plano West Senior High School, mixed media, Reflection of Uncertainty
  • Caitlin Savage, Plano East Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Urban Oasis
  • Vignesh Subramanian, Plano Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Frustrated Artist
  • Sandra Tsang, Plano West Senior High School, ceramics & glass, Chinaware
  • Vinutha Venkatesh, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Nosebleed
  • Grace Xiao, Jasper High School, drawing & illustration, Echinacea 

 (below) A selection of gold key winning artwork. See the photo gallery for large photos of work and details.

Collage of Gold Key winning art

Silver Key Art (37)

  • Kaitlyn Alldredge, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Catoptrophobia
  • (2) Aisha Andrew, Plano West Senior High School, sculpture, Bottle Flip; and Industrial
  • (2) Jeena Bae, Plano West Senior High School, design, Shattered / drawing & illustration, Fumus Et Specula “Smoke in Mirrors”
  • (2) Aaron Choi, Plano Senior High School, mixed media, My Story / painting, Rain
  • Brittany Cooper, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, The Shore
  • (2) Badia Dhailia, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Blooming Buds / printmaking, Corner Child
  • Wendy Du, Plano West Senior High School, photography, Mutilation
  • Amanda He, Plano West Senior High School, photography, Mother Nature
  • Alexander Huang, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, City in the Woods
  • Kendra Huang, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Striped
  • Cameron Laneve, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Distorted Self Portrait
  • (2) Lanna Lang, Plano West Senior High School, mixed media, Beauty Sleep; and The God(dess) of Death: Hades
  • Claire Lee, Plano Senior High School, painting, Sunset Cityscape
  • Jinny Lee, Plano West Senior High School, printmaking, Silent Mind
  • Sharon Lee, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, The Butterfly
  • Katherine McMahan, Plano East Senior High School, art portfolio, Life
  • Husnain Noorbhai, Plano West Senior High School, digital art, Ambigous Landscape
  • Nicole Poon, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Love Me
  • Adithya Ramkumar, Plano West Senior High School, digital art, Modern Renaissance
  • Natalia Rauda, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Disorder
  • Naomi Sink, Plano East Senior High School, ceramics & glass, Birth of Fantasy
  • Junfeng Sun, Plano West Senior High School, art portfolio, Wordplay
  • Katherine Wanek, Plano Senior High School, printmaking, Unwell
  • (2) Fan-Chi Wu, Plano West Senior High School, mixed media, Hidden / painting, Introspection 
  • (2) Grace Xiao, Jasper High School, painting, Looking Up; and 3 Sides
  • Claudia Zelaya, Plano East Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Color Blocks
  • (4) Charissa Zou, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Silence; and Shattered / painting, Marriage; and Determination

Honorable Mention Art (64)

  • (2) Ricardo Alanis, Plano East Senior High School, sculpture, Matamorphosis; and Pray for Love
  • Kaitlyn Alldredge, Plano West Senior High School, art portfolio, Phobias
  • Aisha Andrew, Plano West Senior High School, ceramics & glass, Church
  • Adonis Arauzo, Plano West Senior High School, sculpture, Full Circle
  • Maria Artola, Plano West Senior High School, photography, Exposed and Ashamed
  • Elizabeth Bell, Plano Senior High School, art portfolio, Emotional
  • (2) Rahul Bellani, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, 42nd Street /  photography, Clutter
  • Julia Boisvert, Plano West Senior High School, digital art, Glamour
  • (2)Meredith Cambis, Plano East Senior High School, digital art, Inferno; and Change Things
  • Alex Cao, Plano Senior High School School, mixed media, Oblivion
  • Aaron Choi, Plano Senior High School, painting, Combinations
  • Brittany Cooper, Plano West Senior High School, design, The High Life
  • Badia Dhailia, Plano West Senior High School, printmaking, Hijab-esque
  • Wendy Du, Plano West Senior High School, photography, Broken City
  • (2) Kevin Fang, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Shivering; and Catharsis
  • (3) Aileen Gonzaga, Plano West Senior High School, art portfolio, Luz / photography, Bad Holiday; and  Left Alone
  • (2) Amanda He, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Au Coin de la Rue a Paris; and The Bookworm
  • Jackson Hescock, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Black and White Brad
  • Kendra Huang, Plano West Senior High School, photography, Bake-a-Change
  • Nicole Hunter, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Portrait
  • Irena Lee, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Soul Searcher
  • (3) Sharon Lee, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, EscapeCrossing Under; and Mellowed Out
  • Luke Miller, Plano East Senior High School, sculpture, India
  • Maxwell Jiang, Jasper High School, painting, Music in the Moonlight
  • (3) Aanchal Mohapatra, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Draped; and The Actresspainting, Boy with the Curly Hair
  • Donna Nguyen, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Youthful Dreaming
  • Husnain Noorbhai, Plano West Senior High School, digital art, Lockeres.Leben
  • Esha Paruchuri, Plano West Senior High School, painting, A Prisoner in the Comforts of Society
  • Rachael Pham, Plano East Senior High School, sculpture, Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • (2) Frances Pizzo, Plano Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Honey /  painting, Movement of Line
  • Nicole Poon, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Noise
  • Adithya Ramkumar, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Distorted Self-Portrait
  • Chaani Rao, Plano West Senior High School, printmaking, Wings Of Change
  • Pavithra Saravanan, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, I Wish
  • (2) Aiyana Sargent, Plano Senior High School, mixed media, RYB; and Bronx Burning
  • (4) Xinyue Shi, Plano West Senior High School, art portfolio, Virtuepainting, Red UmbrellasCharacter; and Reoccurance 
  • Junfeng Sun, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Waiting on Love
  • Henry Thomas, Plano Senior High School, painting, Oboe and Flowers in Red and Green
  • (2) Sandra Tsang, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Vatican / photography, The Assignment
  • Desiree Turner, Plano Senior High School, printmaking, Dancing on a Saturday
  • Vinutha Venkatesh, Plano West Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Color Street
  • Fan-Chi Wu, Plano West Senior High School, mixed media, Reborn
  • Everlee Yong, Plano Senior High School, mixed media, Transcension
  • Claudia Zelaya, Plano East Senior High School, drawing & illustration, Beautiful Surroundings
  • Jiayi Zhu, Plano West Senior High School, painting, Portrait
  • (2) Charissa Zou, Plano West Senior High School, art portfolio, Relationships / painting, Study Group