Frisco students earn state’s highest honor for artwork

Three Frisco ISD high school students won the state’s highest honor for artwork at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) in April in San Antonio.


More than 20 FISD students qualified to compete in the event after advancing from regional competition.

Entries are judged based on originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for visual art and the interpretation of the student’s stated intent.

The event, hosted by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA), is also an opportunity for art teachers and students to meet and grow artistically and personally. They participate in professional workshops, lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations and outdoor sketching opportunities.

The following students were awarded a Superior Rating IV at the state competition and received medals. Winners of the top award, the coveted Gold Seal medallion, are also listed.

Centennial High School

Dallas Liang

Frisco High School

Lauren Robinson, Gold Seal winner

Heritage High School

Chinaza Agbor
Brianty Dang
Lindsey Diers
Breanne Gorman
Tyra Halladay, Gold Seal winner
Jadon Harrel
Jessyca Nydegger

Independence High School

Anushya Alandur
Kathryn McKean
Meghna Sahoo, Gold Seal winner
Katie Todd
Jared Trapp
Ann Woodard

Liberty High School

Neeti Shah
Sage Simmons

Lone Star High School

Hannah Kuriakose

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