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Feb. 18, 2019 - Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Plano ISD art students competed in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for the Southwest Region at Large. Scholastic Awards are earned for works that demonstrate originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Plano ISD students earned 58 gold key, 72 silver key and 93 honorable mention awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the arts, some of whom are past award recipients. All works receiving gold keys continue to the national level of competition and will be judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive national medals, including gold medals, silver medals, American voices & visions medals, gold and silver medals with distinction, portfolio medals as well as special achievement awards. National medalists are announced in March and recognized at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Of the 179 gold key recipients advancing to nationals from the State of Texas, 58 are from Plano ISD.

An exhibit of selected winners will be on display at the Plano ISD administration center from February 20 to March 19. View a photo gallery of artwork.

Gold Key

Gold keys are awarded to the very best works submitted to the local program. Gold key works are automatically considered for national–level recognition. National medalist will be announced on March 13.

  • (2) Xinyu Ai, Plano Senior High School, Digital Art, Spring, teacher: Allison Garrison; Digital Art, Wings, teacher: Allison Garrison 
  • E. Berlin, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, 114_151_166_145, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Alex Cao, Plano Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Hidden Tiger Crouching Dragon, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Daniel Cao, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Fragmented Portrait, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Ian Chen, Rice Middle School, Painting, Stone Guardian
  • Will Clark, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Riptide, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Brittany Cooper, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Old Signs, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Ava Darvish, Plano Senior High School, Drawing & Illustration, Shake My Bones, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • (5) Yayi Ding, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, The Jeweler, teacher: Adriane Anderson; Drawing and Illustration, Pearls of the Sea, teacher: Adriane Anderson; Drawing and Illustration, Grasping Time, teacher: Adriane Anderson; Drawing and Illustration, The Sculpturer, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, On Water, teacher: Adriane Anderson
  • Audrey Eisenberg, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Charcoal Figure Drawing: Scar, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Dennis Espiritu, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Persona, teacher: Douglas Darracott
  • Kevin Fang, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Legacy, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Mikayla Giannini, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Pay Attention, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Amanda He, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Masculinity, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Mixed Media, Trapped Man, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Joyce He, Plano Senior High School, Ceramics and Glass, Drunkard, teacher Lisa Jones
  • Amanda Higgins, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Kitten, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Alexander Huang, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, A Dance with Death, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Kendra Huang, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Emerald Lake, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Photography, Serene, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Nicole Hunter, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, By the Shore, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Saira Iqbal, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Vibrant, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Riya Kattumenu, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Apparition, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Claire Kimani, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Charcoal Musculature Drawing of a Girl's Back, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Shillpa Kumar, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Skin, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Lauren Kung, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Aquaphobia, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Painting, Excoriation, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Irena Lee, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Momma's Secret Sauce, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Facing Reality, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) June Lin, Plano West Senior High School, Architecture & Industrial Design, Saddle Swing, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Photography, 9/11, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Nitya Lohia, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing & Illustration, The Cry of Classical Music, teacher: Colin McGrane
  • (3) Luke Miller, Plano East Senior High School, Sculpture, Lucid, teacher: Colin McGrane; Sculpture, To Ashes, teacher: Colin McGrane; Sculpture, Heart Strings, teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Anagha Narayanan, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing & Illustration, The Dancer, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Byanca Ochoa, Plano East Senior High School, Photography, Serenity, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • (2) Rachael Pham, Plano East Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Recycled Sea, teacher: Colin McGrane and TP Jellyfish, teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Nabeeha Qazi, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Building Decay, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Emily Ren, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Sushi, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Mia Ruiz, Plano Senior High School, Photography, Childhood Memories, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Isabel Saldivar, Plano Senior High School, Photography, Chlorine, teacher: Adriana Martinez-Mendoza
  • Pavithra Saravanan, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, If Only, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Armin Shahini, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, Lava Lamp, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • (2) Alejandra Toyos, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Car Shadow, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Photography, Carrousel Lights, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Fan-Chi Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Isolation, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Ease, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Shirley Yu, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Little Drummer Boy, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Parto Zarei Kordi, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Stand Up, Look Up, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Jiayin Zhou, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Memory, teacher: Douglas Darracott; Digital Art, Mother, teacher: Douglas Darracott

Silver Key

Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.

  • (2) Guy Allouche, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Tree, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Drawing and Illustration, Self Portrait, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Hannah Bach, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, Deer In My View, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Camille Brashear, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Homewrecker, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Daniel Cao, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Brothers, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Sarah Cawthon, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, American Indian Art, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Amy Chen, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Guilin Rurals, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Aaron Cheung, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Bird Thing, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Digital Art, Carousel Thing, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Ava Darvish, Plano Senor High School, Painting, Can't Get No (Dirty Hands), teacher: Allison Garrison
  • (4) Dennis Espiritu, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Hierarchy, teacher: Douglas Darracott; Digital Art, Empire State, teacher: Douglas Darracott; Digital Art, Justice System, teacher: Douglas Darracott; Digital Art, Dystopia's Utopia, teacher: Douglas Darracott
  • Kevin Fang, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Forgotten Home, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Meg Fowler, Plano Senior High School, Digital Art, Domesticity, teacher: Adriana Martinez-Mendoza 
  • Jorge Garcia-Undiano, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, My Floating House, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Julia Garrett, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Ascension, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Ashley Guo, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Descension, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Jack Hale, Plano Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Serene, teacher: Allison Garrison 
  • (2) Jacqueline Hawley, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Nature of Witchcraft, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Digital Art, Learning the Craft, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Amanda He, Plano West Senior High School, Mixed Media, Coral, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Painting, Seated Male Figure, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Joyce He, Plano Senior High School, Sculpture, Anchored, teacher: Allison Garrison  
  • Amanda Higgins, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Touch, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Nicole Hunter, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Butterflies, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Drawing and Illustration, Imaginary Friend, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Sanjana Jala, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, City Life, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Maxwell Jiang, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Man and Magic, Unknown
  • Jordan Johnson, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Lost, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Katelyn Kallman, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Greek Mythology, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • (2) Shillpa Kumar, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Girl in Repose, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, National Gallery in London, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (3) Lauren Kung, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Pandora, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Mixed Media, Stress, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Digital Art, Businessman, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Irena Lee, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, The Fleeting Glimpse, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Me Too, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • June Lin, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, A Promise, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Sterling McCrann, Plano West Senior High School, Mixed Media, Traffic, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Vaibav Nandeesh, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Flying through the Rings of Planet Uranus, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Ashley Nguyen, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Boots, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Photography, Crevices, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Byanca Ochoa, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing & Illustration, The Critics Reach, teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Zachary Progler, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Cosa Nostra, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Areeba Qazi, Plano West Senior High School, Mixed Media, Covered, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Sophie Rabinowitz, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Yellow Window, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Emily Ren, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Rainy Day, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Isabel Saldivar, Plano Senior High School, Design, Black and White Body Paint, teacher: Adriana Martinez-Mendoza  
  • Pavithra Saravanan, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Looking Through, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Salwa Shahid, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, The Book of Flowers, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Christian Stringer, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Snowangels, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Maria Templin, Plano Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Orange, teacher: Allison Garrison  
  • Natnael Tesfagebriel, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Unbound, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Alejandra Toyos, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Neon, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Drawing and Illustration, Hand with Marbles, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Sydney Trieu, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing & Illustration, Winter Park, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • (2) Tara Vasanth, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing & Illustration, Serenity, teacher: Andrea Weide; Drawing & Illustration, Perspective, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Lindsay Vaughan, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, Pulled Apart, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Angela Wang, Plano Senior High School, Design, Self Distortion, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • (2) Fan-Chi Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Lost, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Scattered, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Li Ti Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Entangled, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Grace Xiao, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Carousel of Dreams, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Chris Xu, Plano Senior High School, Photography, Life, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Kaitlyn Yuan, Plano East Senior High School, Portfolio, Freedom, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Kyle Zeng, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Manhattan Cityscape, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Peter Zhang, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Jazz on Wood, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Parto Zarei Kordi, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Hands, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Digital Art, Pieces I Held Onto, teacher: Ted Kincaid

Honorable Mention

Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.

  • Shubhi Agarwal, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Necessities, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Miranda Alfaro, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Fear, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Mubashir Ali, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, unambitious, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Abhitha Batikeri, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Intertwined, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Joshua Bennett, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Poison Feathers, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Tatiana Cano, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Junk Food and Drawing, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Illustration, Hide me, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Sarina Carreda, Plano Senior High School, Design, Leading Lines, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Michael Carty, Plano Senior High School, Portfolio, Inner Desires, teacher: Adriana Martinez-Mendoza
  • Hunter Cheadle, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Field Trip, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Will Clark, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Walk Amidst Nature, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Anusha Dabak, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Reflection, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Yayi Ding, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Bus Days, teacher: Adriane Anderson
  • (2) Audrey Eisenberg, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Leaves on Water, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Painting, Gouache Non Objective Painting, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Aydasay Erenkol, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Skull in Red, teacher: Ashley Bruegel
  • (3) Dennis Espiritu, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, 20XX Romanticist, teacher: Douglas Darracott; Digital Art, Solitude, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Digital Art, Lesley Boulevard, teacher: Douglas Darracott
  • Kevin Fang, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Compassion, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Sana Fatimah, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Untitled Self-Portrait, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Léa Feuerbacher, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, Edges and Curves, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Gabriella Fielding, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, High, Maintenance, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Roshelle Flores, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Water drops, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Mikayla Giannini, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Innocence, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Hold Your Tongue, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Anielle Go, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Branches in Vein, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Khyathi Gowkanapalli, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Erasing, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Isabelle Han, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Devour, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Soda Glass, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Emily Hatch, Plano Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Measuring, teacher: Allison Garrison; Painting, Drapery, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • (2) Sydney Hawk, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Flower Boy; Digital Art, A Modern Witch’s Lair, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Amanda He, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Smile, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Amanda Higgins, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Suspended, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Saira Iqbal, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, A Night In; Drawing and Illustration, Found, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Maxwell Jiang, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Contemplation
  • Shaina Joshua, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Summer Dreams, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Jake Kanatzar, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Rusted and Gone, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (4) Shillpa Kumar, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Girl with the Pearl, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Drawing and Illustration, Reptile Self Portrait, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Photography, The Photograph, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Digital Art, The Egg, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (4) Lauren Kung, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Excoriation, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Painting, Artist's Plight, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Design, Fruit Salad, teacher: Ted Kincaid and Digital Art, Locks, Lights, Out of Sight, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Irena Lee, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, The Frog Prince, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Jane Lee, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Fusion, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Karen Lee, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Childhood Innocence, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • June Lin, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Bloom, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Nitya Lohia, Plano East Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, The Message of Dawn, teacher: Colin McGrane
  • Grace McCrann, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, The Delicacy of Flowers, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Eric Miles, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Cathedral, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Eamanne Moharram, Plano Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, A Hairy Situation, teacher: Allison Garrison 
  • Rachael Murray, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, Copper Plate Etching, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Namya Mysore, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Forbidden Ties, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Donna Nguyen, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, Treading through Life; teacher: Jeanine Gaston; Sculpture, Conflict, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Byanca Ochoa, Plano East Senior High School, Photography, Calm Before the Storm, teacher: Andrea Weide
  • Elisabeth Patterson, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Colorado Sun, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Nabeeha Qazi, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Cover Me, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (3) Emily Ren, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Playing the Cards, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Peace and Dove, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Freckles, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Sean Robinson, Plano Senior High School, Design, Ruffles and Cross Beam, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • Myla Rodriguez, Plano East Senior High School, Photography, Wishes, teacher: Ashley Bruegel 
  • (2) Pavithra Saravanan, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Who Am I?, teacher: Ted Kincaid; Art Portfolio, Illuminate, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Karin Sneed, Plano West Senior High School, Digital Art, Green Girl, Teacher: Phillip Frye
  • (2) Kayla Sobyak, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Hands Holding Plastic Bag, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Printmaking, Copper Plate Etching of a Window, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Jadon Stronge, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, TO FREEDOM, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Alejandra Toyos, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Medals, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Hailey Um, Plano West Senior High School, Sculpture, Tight Shapes, teacher: Jeanine Gaston; Sculpture, Elegance of Touch, teacher: Jeanine Gaston
  • Yingjie Wang, Plano West Senior High School, Printmaking, 1/2, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Lindsay Wolverton, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Mesmerizing Mythos, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • (2) Fan-Chi Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Mixed Media, Bully, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, I, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Kasey Wu, Plano Senior High School, Painting, Shoe Life, teacher: Allison Garrison
  • (3) Li Ti Wu, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, In a Dream, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Drawing and Illustration, Deconstructed, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Printmaking, Neighbors, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • (2) Grace Xiao, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Fractured, teacher: Sarah Depetris; Printmaking, Secret Garden, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Shirley Yu, Plano West Senior High School, Photography, Work, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Yu-Shan Yu, Plano West Senior High School, Art Portfolio, Two World, teacher: Ted Kincaid
  • Kyle Zeng, Plano West Senior High School, Painting, Time Discrepancy, teacher: Sarah Depetris
  • Peter Zhang, Plano West Senior High School, Drawing and Illustration, Recursive Portrait, teacher: Ted Kincaid