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DART Art Contest Winners

April 15, 2021

Plano ISD student artists captured awards at the 23rd annual DART Student Art Contest. Students throughout North Texas from kindergarten to twelfth grade were eligible to participate using the 2021 theme "Everyday Heroes Ride DART." This year's theme honors frontline workers essential in helping North Texans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dallas Museum of Art hosted a virtual celebration program on Friday, April 23, 2021 via YouTube.  

Congratulations to these winning artists.

Plano ISD winning artwork

Kindergarten - Second Grade

  • Vaishnavi Navapandian, second grade, Wells Elementary, second place

Navapandian DART art - Dallas skyline, people in masks,rainbow, COVID virus floating in sky

  • Nisha Shastry, second grade, Gulledge Elementary, third place

Shastry DART art - DART bus, dallas skyline with essential worker heros with their DART tickets

  • Hari Tanisha Ramaswamy, second grade, Wells Elementary, honorable mention

Ramaswamy DART art - road with DART bus, DART train and everyday heros with masks

Third - Fifth Grades

  • Sannidhi Bhat, third grade, Daffron Elementary, third place

Bhat DART art - buses and trams with many hats and buildings housing essential workers

Ninth - Twelfth Grades

  • Hailey Padilha, eleventh grade, Plano East Senior High, honorable mention

Padilha DART art - essential workers inside a DART bus with masks on