$10,750 in Scholarships Announced, Teens Earn HCDE Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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March 5, 2019 by HCDE-Texas

Student and teacher scholarships totaling $10,750 were awarded to Harris County students in public and private schools as Harris County Department of Education announces regional affiliate recipients of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Awards are the largest, most prestigious awards program in the country for creative teens in grades 7-12.

Including in the recognitions are students from Klein, Deer Park, Cy-Fair, Pasadena, Clear Creek, Galena Park, Spring, Aldine, Houston, Humble, Crosby, Spring Branch, Katy and Crosby independent school districts. Private school awardees are from St. John’s School and the Village School. A meritorious teacher award is delivered to Pearland Independent School District. Student works now advance for judging at the national level in New York City.

“We are grateful to our corporate sponsors as well as Harris County Department of Education administration and trustees for providing these monetary awards for our students,” said Andrea Segraves, coordinator for HCDE’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. “Their support validates the significance of these students’ fine arts achievements.”

Corporate donors this year included Texas Art Supply, Glassell School of Art and an anonymous donation.

The following students have been awarded scholarships:

ART:

American Vision Nominees ($250 each, donated by HCDE):

  • Carolina Colon, Clear Lake Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD, teacher Terri Nicolosi
  • Julia Espino, Cypress Woods High School, Cy-Fair ISD, teacher Charlotte Stuart
  • Axel Maldonado, Sam Rayburn High School, Pasadena ISD, teacher Victor Raygoza
  • Anthony Vega, Sam Rayburn High School, Pasadena ISD, teacher Gabriel Flores
  • Annie Zhu, Home School, teacher Ping Zhao

Superintendent’s Award ($250 donated by HCDE): Maria Cortes, Galena Park High School, Galena Park ISD, teacher Antonio Hurtado

HCDE Trustees’ Incentive Award ($500 donated by HCDE): An Nguyen, Spring High School, Spring ISD, teacher Amanda Beisert

HCDE Trustees’ Exemplary Award ($1,000 donated by HCDE): Evieh’bi Jan Nia Braddy, Chester W Nimitz High School, Aldine ISD, teacher Jorge Vazquez

Texas Art Supply Award Winners ($500 each, donated by Texas Art Supply):

  • Chloe Cornor, Langham Creek High School, Cy-Fair ISD, teacher Bohye Na
  • Josue Hernandez-Navarro, Spring High School, Spring ISD, teacher Amanda Beisert
  • Ashley Monroe, Meyerland Performing & Visual Arts Middle School, Houston ISD, teacher Christina Gonzalez
  • Swapna Ramchandra, Clear Springs High School, Clear Creek ISD, teacher Lisette McClung
  • Daniela Soto Borboa, Summer Creek High School, Humble ISD, teacher Lynnette Gilbert
  • Marco Sosa, Sam Rayburn High School, Pasadena ISD, teachers Daniel Reyna & Victor Raygoza
  • Ruby Zhou, Memorial High School, Spring Branch ISD, teacher Marilyn Guerinot
  • Charles Danna, Klein Oak High School, Klein ISD, teachers Richard Cornall and Jennifer Schiebel
  • Angel Luo, Cinco Ranch High School, Katy ISD, teacher Patricia Kuhn
  • Issak Haffelfinger, Crosby High School, Crosby ISD, teacher Tyra Baxter

WRITING:

American Voice Nominees ($250 each, donated by HCDE):

  • Nyla Hartigan, St. John’s School, Private, teacher Kemberly Kemp
  • Kahani Malhotra, Village School, Private, teacher Diane Fanning
  • Luke Stein, Klein Collins High School, Klein ISD, teacher Amber Wallace
  • Jack Trent, St. John’s School, Private, teacher Warren Rawson
  • Elizabeth Willms, Deer Park High School, Deer Park ISD, teacher Joshua Nebrida

Superintendent’s Award ($250 donated by HCDE): Khanh Dang, Albright Middle School, Alief ISD, teacher Adriana Hernandez

HCDE Trustees’ Incentive Award ($500 donated by HCDE): Ahnia Leary, Lamar High School, Houston ISD, teacher Yi-Shan Chen

HCDE Trustees’ Exemplary Award ($1,000 donated by HCDE): Rodrigo Milan, Klein Cain High School, Klein ISD, teacher Eric Cloninger

Susan O’Conner Educator of Excellence Teacher Award ($500 anonymous donation): Teacher Susan Henson, Pearland ISD

For more information about the Awards receptions and awardees, go to https://hcde-texas.org/scholastic-awards/awardees/ .

View our blog posts for more information about awardees and receptions: https://wp.me/p4QJFl-U1 and https://wp.me/p4QJFl-T9

Photo: Superintendent’s Award ($250 donated by HCDE) Spiraling by Maria Cortes, Galena Park High School, Galena Park ISD, teacher Antonio Hurtado

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