Two students qualify for state at VASE

By Dominick Jayassi |

Art students competed at the regional Visual Art Scholastic Event on Feb. 11. Their hard work was recognized with 67 regional medals. In addition, two students, junior Daira Macias Navarro, and sophomore Lacie Parries, had their artworks advanced to state.

VASE state qualifiers Lacie Parries and Daira Macias Navarro hold their medals. Courtesy photo

“I just painted an abstract kind of work that resembled the universe,” Macias Navarro said. “It was a great experience. The people there were great and they were all very nice and I really enjoyed going.”

About 1600 students participated in regional VASE and only 22 qualified for state.

“When I was eligible for state I was really excited, I didn’t really expect it,” said Parries. “I actually entered it into the western art contest, it didn’t place in the top 25 so I entered it into VASE and somehow I qualified.”