Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
September/October Newsletter for District Scholastic Leaders
I recently had the unique opportunity to travel to Washington DC on Thursday with 5 out of the 6 students from Harris County that have work currently showcased at the Art.Write.Now.DC exhibit at the US Department of Education and President's Committee on Arts and Humanities.
Harris County Department of Education was able to sponsor this trip for the students from Harris County. It was truly my honor to celebrate with these talented students!
Students being honored include teen writers Amy Dong (critical essay) from St. John’s Upper School (who is now a freshman at NYU), Peyton Vasquez (personal essay/memoir) from Deer Park Middle School in Deer Park ISD, and Melanie Menkiti (short story) from The Village School. Artists are Andrea Conley (drawing and illustration), Pin Oak Middle School, Houston ISD; Erin Del Paggio (drawing and illustration), Kleb Intermediate, Klein ISD; and Judy Labib (photography), Cypress Woods High School, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
Congratulations to each of the students, educators, schools and districts!
Judy Labib, Cy Woods High School Senior, looks in on the US Department of Education exhibit honoring students from across the nation.
Amy Dong, freshman at NYU, graduate of Houston's St. John's Upper School and her father, James Dong of Houston, sign in at the US Department of Education's Art.Write.Now.DC exhibit.
Melanie Menkiti, Judy Labib and Melanie Amy Dong take part in art education courses for students at the US Department of Education.
How to Photograph Your Art
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT
Alley Theatre will host ceremony on Saturday morning, March 25, 2017
Match Mid-Town Arts and Theater Center Houston will host ceremony on Thursday evening, March 30, 2017.
EXHIBIT LOCATION ANNOUNCED
SPRING STREET STUDIO EXHIBIT
Texas Art Supply on Montrose Exhibit
National Scholastic News
Miami Teen Shows Art Really Can Change Your Life
"WATCH: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the largest scholarship and recognition program for creative teenagers. Leo Bacan, from Miami, FL was one of the winners. He has started his schooling at an art college this fall, but we followed him to NYC last June, where he accepted his award at Carnegie Hall."
--CBS Evening News
You can view Leo's Award-winning Art Portfolio HERE!