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Monday, March 14, 2016

FCPS Students Earn 15 National Scholastic Art Awards, Including a Gold Medal Art Portfolio

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students earned 15 national medals in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Razan Elbaba, a senior at Oakton High School, won the highest honor in the nation, receiving one of only eight Gold Medal art portfolio awards and a $10,000 scholarship. National medalists will be celebrated at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. Select national award winning work will be included in an exhibition in New York, and a traveling exhibition over the coming year.
FCPS winners include:
  • Kiel Posner of McLean High School, American Visions Medal for ceramics and glass.
  • Razan Elbaba of Oakton High School, Gold Medal for art portfolio.
  • Angela He of Oakton High School, Gold Medal for digital art.
  • Sarah Dickover of Centreville High School, Gold Medal for drawing and illustration.
  • Sydney Evans of South County High School, Gold Medal for drawing and illustration.
  • Min Choe of McLean High School, Gold Medal for mixed media.
  • Noah Faaborg of Mount Vernon High School, Gold Medal for sculpture.
  • Rosy Molina of Fairfax High School, Silver Medal for art portfolio.
  • Nicole Orsolini of Langley High School, Silver Medal for design.
  • Jamie Jeong of Rocky Run Middle School, Silver Medal for drawing and illustration.
  • Tiffany Lun of Oakton High School, Silver Medal for drawing and illustration.
  • Seojin Ahn of Woodson High School, Silver Medal for editorial cartoon.
  • Brendan Camp of Longfellow Middle School, Silver Medal for film and animation.
  • Angela He of Oakton High School, Silver Medal for film and animation.
  • Doi Kim of Madison High School, Silver Medal for mixed media.
 
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Established in 1923, the awards have recognized students who have become some of our nation’s most celebrated artists, including Richard Avedon, Robert Indiana, Phillip Pearlstein, and Andy Warhol. Visual arts categories include architecture, art portfolio, ceramics and glass, comic art, design, digital art, drawing, editorial cartoon, fashion, film and animation, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video game design. More than 300,000 students participate in the program across the country.  
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For more information, contact Aaron Stratten at 571-423-4536 or acstratten@fcps.edu