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Northeast Times | January 28, 2023

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KISD Art Students Excel at Regional Contest

KISD Art Students Excel at Regional Contest

Keller ISD is proud to announce that 51 pieces of artwork from KISD students qualified for the State VASE contest during the regional round hosted at Timber Creek High School.

The mission of the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve (

State qualifiers from Keller ISD were selected from more than 1,800 entries. These students, as well as students from the twenty regions throughout the state, will present their artwork at the State VASE Contest on April 24-25 in Dallas.

At the event, students participate in professional workshops, lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations, and outdoor sketching opportunities, while their artwork is judged. All of the entries are exhibited and open for viewing after the jury process has been completed. Students who receive a Superior Rating at the state contest are awarded with the VASE State Medallion, the equivalent of a State Champion.

Congratulations to the following students:

Central High School
Megan Bosley, Leah Kappayil, Shay Martinez, Aysia Muzquiz, Jeonghyeon Park, Jamie Phanekham, Liz Plata and Isabel Walker

Fossil Ridge High School
Shenna Padayao

Keller High School
Miriam Arzoumanian, Katherine Cheney, Brianna Gilchrist, Kendall Jeffreys, Brent Piehler and Jose Sauto

Timber Creek High School
Hannah Atkinson, Lauren Bonham, April Britton,Janae Fernandez, Josh Foster, Kamron Gopffarth, Jessica Han, Hannah Haskin, Mackenzie Haughton, Jake Howard, Rachel Jans, Dianna Laurent, Isabela Uribe Lopez, Makyla Leclaire, Brittany Lukawski, Mariangelis Pagan Marcano, Antonio Mendez, Sandra Meridew, Sloane Miller, Elaine Nguyen, Madi Parks, Shreena Patel, Audrie Potter, Kailyn Rhee, Sabrina Shrum, Sarah Trinh and Victoria Xu