District Artists Win Scholastic Awards

North East ISD students took home half of the awards given at the Regional Scholastic Art Competition. Of the 626 total awards given out of over 1,300 total entries, NEISD earned 51% of the awards, including half of the Gold Key Awards. The Gold Key winning artwork advances to the national level competition in New York City.

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The Scholastic Art Awards recognizes the exceptional vision of the nation’s youth by proscholnesajanakmollygreerviding opportunities for middle and high school students grades 7-12 to be honored for their creative talents. Each year, teens submit their artwork and become a part of a community of young artists who support and encourage the creative arts. SAY Si is the regional affiliate for the San Antonio Scholastic Art Awards. They work with students, teachers, schools, and nonprofit arts organizations in Bexar County to promote, organize, adjudicate, and exhibit the regional Scholastic Art Awards. The work is judged by top area professional artists including collegiate art instructors.

The achievements by the NEISD art students are outstanding as it is very difficult to earn awards at this very prestigious competition. NEISD winners were from Harris, Eisenhower, Tejeda, Jackson, Krueger, and Lopez middle schools; Churchill, DATA, ETA, ISA, Madison, Johnson, Lee, MacArthur, NESA, Reagan, and Roosevelt high schools.

NEISD art students received two of the five American Vision Nominations, given for works named “Best of Show” for each region.

The Awards ceremony will be held at Say Sí Central on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6-9 p.m. and the award-winning artwork will remain on display at the same location from Jan. 30 through Feb. 4. The showroom hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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