CFISD Students Win Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Awards

CFISD students won 47 awards in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), a standards-based competition that allows students the opportunity to discuss and analyze their artwork during a one-on-one interview with a professional art juror.

0611 VASE Abdul-RazzakCy-Fair High School student Eman Abdul-Razzak won a Gold Seal and a Superior award in the
Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) for his Digital Art & Media piece, “Last Ones.”

From the 24,000 entries submitted this year from Texas, only 1,500 images advanced to the state level—45 of those images from CFISD. Of the 45 images, 34 received a superior rating (equivalent to a first place) and 11 received an excellent rating (second place).

In addition, four students also received a “Gold Seal” medal—considered to be the best representations of the standards and objectives in the VASE program that are exemplary in concept, technique, craftsmanship and creativity. These four winning entries will tour the state for one year.

The following students, who were recognized during the Board of Trustees meeting on May 13, won VASE awards:

Name School Award Category Title
Eman Abdul-Razzak Cy-Fair Superior, Gold Seal Digital Art & Media Last Ones
Karina Filipovich Cy-Fair Superior Digital   Art & Media Stuck
Breanne Gilpin Cy-Fair Excellent Photography Sydney
Kevin Martinez Cy-Fair Superior, Gold Seal Digital   Art & Media Ignorance
Joelea McDonald Cy-Fair Superior, Gold Seal Photography Amiss
Savannah Fortune Cypress   Creek Superior Photography Love Sign
Pilar Rodriguez Cypress   Creek Superior Drawing Reflection
Cassie Guidry Cypress   Falls Superior Digital   Art & Media Pesky Pixies
José Pescador Cypress   Lakes Superior Painting Running Water
Katherine Garner Cypress   Ranch Excellent Digital   Art & Media Into Emerald Meadows
Jesse Harrick Cypress   Ranch Superior Photography Tree Me
Miranda Jankovic Cypress   Ranch Excellent Digital   Art & Media Bubble Grid
Savannah Knight Cypress   Ranch Superior Photography Wanderlust
Mike Le Cypress   Ranch Superior Photography Ferris Wheel
Jacob Moffett Cypress   Ranch Superior Digital   Art & Media Paper Boy
Macy Partain Cypress   Ranch Superior,   Excellent Mixed   Media Good Fortune, Coffee   Stain
Joshua Hernandez Cypress   Ridge Superior Sculpture Creation of Man
Grace Lee Cypress   Ridge Superior Mixed   Media Reflection of Me
Cristal Arvizu Cypress   Springs Superior Photography Fish Out of Water
Diana Castillo Cypress   Springs Superior Ceramics Water Skin Relic
Annie Beam Cypress   Woods Excellent Sculpture Cassandra
Jonathan Carneiro Cypress   Woods Superior,   Excellent Sculpture Stanley the Mammoth,   Hello – Communication
Christian Doyle Cypress Woods Superior, Excellent Painting, Drawing Italian Church on Cliff,   Madison with Hatching
Nicole Fanaff Cypress   Woods Superior Mixed   Media Facial   Woodburn
Chrystine Gallegos Cypress   Woods Superior Photography En   Pointe
Amelia Haddad Cypress   Woods Superior Photography Uncertainty
Pedro Henriquez Cypress   Woods Superior Digital   Art & Media Shaded   Fears
Darcy Hinton Cypress   Woods Superior Ceramics Skeleton
Megan Horner Cypress   Woods Superior Photography Broken
Kenzie Miller Cypress   Woods Excellent Ceramics Wonderland
Nicholas Nguyen Cypress   Woods Superior Mixed   Media Mom
Laura Nuñez Cypress   Woods Excellent Digital   Art & Media El   Petalo
Dashawn Ozuna Cypress   Woods Superior Mixed Media Ozuna in Watercolor
Emily Payne Cypress   Woods Superior Painting Crusty Car
Ian Randall Cypress   Woods Superior,   Superior Digital Art & Media,   Photography Newbury, Where’s My Sun
Tiffany Robles Cypress   Woods Excellent Digital Art & Media The Ocean
Neeraja Setlur Cypress   Woods Superior Sculpture Skeleton of Memories
Ariana Truhlar Cypress   Woods Superior Photography Toxic Pool
Phap Le Jersey   Village Excellent Ceramics Fierce
Mason Pafford Jersey   Village Superior Ceramics Loss of Spirit