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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:

  • Nima Jeizan of Marshall High School, American Visions Medal for Mixed Media, “Then and Now, Who Am I?”

  • Elisabeth Hughes of Oakton High School, Gold Medal and Best In Grade Award for Mixed Media, “Dress Up.”

  • Max Johnson of Falls Church High School, Gold Medal for Digital Art, “Mouse Cross Section.”

  • Elisabeth Hughes of Oakton High School, Gold Medal for Photography, “Mathematical Uprising.”

*Nima Jeizan of Marshall High School, Gold Medal for Mixed Media, “That Sunday Night.”

  • Hosun Song of Madison High School, Gold Medal for Ceramics, “Teapot.”

  • Anna Buser of McLean High School, Silver Medal for Sculpture, “Electric Mixer Set.”

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

*Max Johnson of Falls Church High School, Silver Medal for Digital Art, “Radio Cross Section.”

  • Katharine Olson of Madison High School, Silver Medal for Photography, “You Are Not Alice, And This Is Not Wonderland.”

  • Kara Peters of McLean High School, Silver Medal for Ceramics, “Untitled.”