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North Allegheny students receive awards for their art in the local region

Several students of the North Allegheny School District will be recognized at the ceremony for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ Pittsburgh region, which is set to take place on March 23 at Carnegie Mellon University.

Several students from the North Allegheny School District will be recognized at an event for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ Pittsburgh region, happening on March 23 at Carnegie Mellon University.

The artwork created by scholastic Gold and Silver Key winners can be seen in the CMU College of Fine Arts, in the Great Hall and in the third floor foyers, until March 23. The exhibition and awards ceremony are open to the public and free of charge.

Rebecca Zhao, a North Allegheny sophomore, received three Gold Key awards in the photography category for the pieces “Old Love,” “Happy Family Trip,” and “Kid on the Tibetan Plateau.” She also got honorable mention for two paintings, “Hairstyle” and “Outside Life.”

Senior Lyra Ogle earned two Gold Key awards for her paintings “You Uncomfy?” and “How We Saw the World.” Her painting “Burnout” received a Silver Key, and she also received honorable mention for “Mine Mine Mine” in the drawing and design category.

Other North Allegheny Gold Key winners are:

• Isabel Curren, a senior, for her painting “A Child’s Fortress.”

• Maia Getz, also a senior, for her photograph titled “Another Round.”

• Jerry Li, a senior, for the artwork “Vehicle Views” in the architecture and industrial design category.

• Lily Nguyen, a senior, for her piece “A Vietnamese-American Memoir” in the drawing and illustration category.

• Caitlin Scanga, a senior, for her work titled “Caffeine Crash” in the mixed media category.

• Chloe Shin, a senior, for her piece “Lamb to the Slaughter” in the film and animation category.

• Iris Huang, a junior, for the pieces “Crowd Control” in drawing and illustration, and “Plot Twist” in painting.

• Ala Kalani, a junior, for the artwork “Burning Hafez” in the sculpture category.

• Sarah Zhao, a junior, for her piece “Intense Makeup” in the drawing and illustration category.

• Kevin Chen, a sophomore, for his painting titled “Phone addiction.”

NA’s Silver Key winners are:

• Brynn Campbell, a senior, for the piece “His and Hers” in the ceramics and glass category.

• Jerry Li, a senior, for the piece “Viewing the View-Master” in the architecture and industrial design category.

• Wynn Musselman, a senior, for the pieces “Academic Alienation” and “All Alone” in drawing and illustration, and “Digital Addiction” in painting.

• Brianna Nash, a senior, for her piece “Mama’s Girl” in the mixed media category.

• Lily Nguyen, a senior, for her piece “Living Perspectives” in the jewelry category.

• Chloe Shin, a senior, for her piece “Silver Key” in digital art, and “Enlightenment 2.0” in drawing and illustration.

• Maisha Agarwal, a junior, for her piece “Tranquil” in drawing and illustration.

• Marina Chiosea, a junior, for her piece “Castle of Cake” in the comic art category.

• Iris Huang, a junior, for her piece “Barren Silver Key” in the digital art category.

• Talia Jun, a junior, for her piece “Oceanic Healing” in the digital art category.

• Olivia Jung, a junior, for the pieces “Learning” in drawing and illustration, and “Isolation” in mixed media.

• Avni Khandelwal, a junior, for her piece “Chromatic Faces — Art of Indian Classical Dance Kathakali” in drawing and illustration.

• Anushka Prabhu, a junior, for her pieces “Self Reflection,” “Return to Ayodhya,” and “Dad” in drawing and illustration.

• Lucas Pu, a junior, for his piece “Migrant Worker’s Lunch” in painting.

• Yu Xiao, a junior, for her piece “Step by Step” in photography.

• Odin Hsu, a sophomore, for his piece “Diamond Aggregation Stagescape” in architecture and industrial design.

• Summer Ji, a sophomore, for her piece “Leaf Umbrella” in painting.

• Casey Yang, 9th grade, painted a piece called “Sweet Potato Sour Child” and received an honorable mention.

• Chengxi Tao, 8th grader from Carson Middle School, painted “After the Rain” and received an honorable mention.

These North Allegheny students were recognized for their outstanding work with honorable mentions:

• 12th grade — Tanvi Challa, Maia Getz, Brooklyn Hollaway, Ava Laughrey, Kendall Mauro, Brianna Nash, Lily Nguyen, Danna Ochoa, Chloe Shin.

• 11th grade — Iris Huang, Talia Jun, Olivia Jung, Avni Khandelwal, Anushka Prabhu, Lucas Pu, Yu Xiao, Jade Yue, Sarah Zhao.

• 10th grade — Justin Chen, Kevin Chen, Summer Ji, Avelyn Kropf, Madelaine Mansfield, Casey Richey, Ashley Shim.

• Ninth grade — Maria Alicia Jacobs-Alarcon, Muriel Liu, David Mao, Ellie Tang, Casey Yang.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, established in Pittsburgh in 1923, are the oldest and most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the nation. The Pittsburgh regional awards are managed by Megan Bonistalli, who is an art teacher at Seneca Valley Senior High School, and are supported by the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, the sponsor of the regional exhibition.

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