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Fifty-one Aldine ISD students earned Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provided by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and sponsored by the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE).
Dexter Matthews and Cecilia Nguyen of Drew Academy, Som-Mai Nguyen of Eisenhower High School, Miracle Zachary of MacArthur High School as well as Yanely Cisneros and Shandey Ketchey of Nimitz High School all earned Gold Keys.
Silver Key winners in art were Andrew Prasertphol, Ema Aguilar, and Mónica González of Aldine High School; Jessica González, Efraín Gutiérrez and Adriana González of Carver High School; Valerie Nguyen of Davis High School, Melissa García of Drew Academy, Marcos García and Som-Mai Nguyen of Eisenhower High School, Vanessa Martínez of MacArthur High School, Marissa Rodarte of Nimitz High School and Rafael López of Shotwell Middle School.
AISD students receiving honorable mention honors in art were Mario González, Brayan Perdomio and Sunniva Remmen of Aldine High School; Iliana Álvarez, Adriana González, Antionette Green, Gloria Salinas, and Cynthia de los Santos of Carver High School; Abril Mancilla of Drew Academy, Cassandra Martin and Adán Aguilar of Eisenhower High School, Juan Torres of Eisenhower Ninth Grade School along with Lucia Delgado and Jairo Escobar of MacArthur High School.
In writing, Som-Mai Nguyen of Eisenhower High School earned a Gold Key and Silver Key with Lillian Nguyen earning a Silver Key. Lillian Nguyen also received honorable mention honors in writing.
Since 1923 the Awards the Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of the nation’s youth, and we provide a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents. Alumni of the Awards include artists like Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein, and Cy Twombly, writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates, photographer Richard Avedon, actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, and John Lithgow, filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, and Ned Vizzini, and many more.
Today, the Alliance works with 100-plus regional programs across the country to bring the program to local communities, and over 60 scholarship partners. Teens in grades 7 through 12, from public, private, or home schools, can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.
In the past five years alone, submissions to the program have topped 700,000 works, and students have been eligible for over $25 million in awards and scholarships. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.
Gold Key art and writing winners advance to the national level in New York City, and national winners will be announced in March. Gold Key students and their sponsoring teachers will be invited to the awards ceremony on May 31 at Carnegie Hall.
Director of Public Information Aldine ISD
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