25 Pasadena ISD students awarded Gold and Silver Keys

25 Pasadena ISD students awarded Gold and Silver Keys
Posted on 03/31/2017
25 Pasadena ISD students awarded Gold and Silver Keys

Pasadena ISD Scholastic Art and Writing Gold and Silver Key winnersPasadena ISD high school students received multiple Gold and Silver Keys recently at the annual regional Harris County Department of Education Scholastic Art & Writing Awards silver and gold key awards at Alley Theater. Pictured from left to right: Alondra Cruz, Pasadena Memorial; and Rayburn's Melissa Sosa, Jose Rogers and Alexis Cazares. 


 Alexis CazaresAlexis Cazares, of Rayburn, earns the American Visions nomination, one of the top honors in the competition.

Twenty-five Pasadena ISD high school students were awarded a total of 45 Gold and Silver keys recently at the regional Harris County Department of Education Scholastic Art & Writing Awards silver and gold key awards at Alley Theater.

The artists competed against public school districts, charter and private schools throughout the Houston area. All submissions were judged based on three criteria: originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal vision or voice.

Students from Pasadena ISD took home 22 Gold Key and 23 Silver Key awards.

Three-time Gold Key winner Alexis Cazares, of Rayburn High School, has been named an American Visions nominees for his art piece “Close Shave.” The prestigious award is given to students who earn best-in-region for their artwork. Cazares is among only five in the area selected as a nominee for the national award.

The Gold Key winners have been invited to New York for the final round of voting in May.

Here is a list of the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Gold and Silver Key winners:

Gold Keys

Dobie

Karen Flores (2 Gold keys)

Linh Trinh

Pasadena Memorial

Alondra Cruz

Adrian Rogers

Kathryn Wheeler

Sam Rayburn

Alexis Cazares (3 Gold Keys); American Vision award nominee

Melissa Sosa (8 golds)

Brittney Loza (2 gold)

Jose Rogers

Elsa Medina (2 gold)

Silver Keys

Dobie

Tetzal Cornejo

Nicole Hernandez Delgado

Angelica Diaz

Bao Tran Nguyen

Jennifer Nguyen

Nikki Nguyen

Katherin Torres

Sami Yu

Pasadena Memorial

Alondra Cruz

Adrian Rogers

Kathryn Wheeler

Destiny Hayes

Arturo Longoria

Reena Shol

Victoria Valtierra

Rayburn

Arlene Garcia (2 Silver Keys)

Lesley Martinez

Melissa Sosa (4 Silver Keys)

Camryn Uwaifo