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NEISD artists earn gold medal at national contest

Two NEISD artists earned National Gold Medals at the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest.

From the outstanding pool of regional Gold Key recipients, judges chose works of the most talented students--representing 47 U.S. states as well as students in Washington, D.C. and American schools abroad--to receive national medals.

The judges selected works based on originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision or voice.

Two NEISD students were recognized for outstanding achievements. Kendall Tiller is an art student at Reagan High School and studies with art teacher Ms. Pagona. Hope-Lian Vinson is an art student at NESA and studies with art teacher Ms. Janak. Hope also received an American Vision Award for her painting.

Both student are invited to New York City for recognition. The Alliance will kick off this year's National Celebration in New York City on June 5, with the first Maker Prom--a party with interactive art-making stations--at the Roosevelt Hotel, as well as the grand opening of the Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition, a large selection of Award-winning art and writing that will be on display at Parsons The New School for Design and the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. On June 6, students will be honored during a special awards ceremony live-webcast from the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

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NESA Hope-Lian Vinson artwork

Artwork by Hope-Lian Vinson, NESA

Artwork by Reagan's Kendall Tiller

Artwork by Kendall Tiller, Reagan

Posted on March 18, 2014