Pasadena 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 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:
Karen Flores (2 Gold keys)
Alexis Cazares (3 Gold Keys); American Vision award nominee
Melissa Sosa (8 golds)
Brittney Loza (2 gold)
Elsa Medina (2 gold)
Nicole Hernandez Delgado
Bao Tran Nguyen
Arlene Garcia (2 Silver Keys)
Melissa Sosa (4 Silver Keys)