Fort Bend ISD students win big at 2017 state VASE

FBISD student participants of 2017 state Visual Arts Scholastic Event competition.

Sixty Fort Bend ISD high school students participated in the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held recently in San Antonio.

The students advanced to state after scoring well at the area event, during which their artwork was evaluated based on originality, technical expertise, interpretation and understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Of the 60 FBISD students to participate in state VASE, 18 of them were honored with Gold Seal medals in recognition of their outstanding artwork. Only 150 of the more than 32,000 entries received Gold Seal medals.

FBISD’s 2017 State VASE award winners are: Benjamin Castillo (Ridge Point), Spoorthi Cherivirala (Dulles, two medals), Nerissa Geng (Clements), Morgan Grigsby (Ridge Point), Betty Lambert (Clements), Maylyn Liu (Dulles), Olivia Ong (Dulles), Landon Richie (Dulles), Kaylah Shepherd (Clements), Chelsea Tang (Dulles), Madison Ward (Ridge Point), Ava Warren (Dulles, two medals), Andy Wei (Clements, two medals), Colton Williams (Clements), Lauren Yang (Dulles), Yang Yang (Clements), Christina Zhang (Clements) and Anton Zhou (Clements).

The following FBISD students also received scholarships ranging from $100-$1,500 for the high quality of artwork they presented: Lauren Yang, Dulles, The Jim Henderson Scholarship; and Clements students Anton Zhou, The Most Expressive Piece Scholarship; Andy Wei, The Sketchbook Challenge Scholarship; and Betty Lambert, Nerissa Geng and Christina Zhang, winners of 2D Drawing Scholarships.

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