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FCPS Students Earn 27 National Scholastic Awards

Fairfax County Public Schools students earned 27 national awards in the National Scholastic Art Awards program sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Nima Jeizan of Marshall High School earned an American Visions Medal—equivalent to a best in show for the nation—and Elisabeth Hughes of Oakton High School earned a Gold Medal and Best in Grade Award.

Gold Key award-winning entries from the Fairfax region were judged at the national level against winning artwork from across the country where they earned Gold Medals, Silver Medals, American Visions Medals, and Best in Grade Awards. National medalists will be celebrated at an award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May. Select national award winning work will be included in an exhibition in New York, and a traveling exhibition over the coming year.

FCPS winners from our area include:

  • Ha Nuel Lee of South County High School, Gold Medal for Digital Art, "She Is Ready."

  • Ji Whae Choi of Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (TJHSST), Silver Medal for Art Portfolio, "Diversity."

  • Soyoung Ha of Fairfax High School, Silver Medal for Painting, "Child's Nightmare."

  • Junyoung Hwang of TJHSST, Silver Medal for Painting, "Reflection."

  • Jean Kim of South County High School, Silver Medal for Drawing, "Blue Horse."

  • Jessica Kim of Westfield High School, Silver Medal for Digital Art, "Bat Girl."

  • Ha Nuel Lee of South County High School, Silver Medal for Art Portfolio, "When He Gives Her The Flower Shoes."

  • Emely Pascual of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Silver Medal for Drawing, "Grown Up Too Fast."

  • William Sullivan of South County High School, Silver Medal for Art Portfolio, "Sexualization Of The Virgin."

  • Jahyun Yang of Woodson High School, Silver Medal for Art Portfolio, "Front Door Neighbors."