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Fort Bend ISD students recognized in 2020 National Scholastic Art & Writing awards program (5/19/2020)

FORT BEND ISD (May 19, 2020) – Eight Fort Bend ISD visual art students are recognized in the 2020 National Art & Writing awards program for outstanding works of art. They are among students from across America, China, Hong Kong, Canada and England to submit nearly 320,000 original works of art in 29 categories. Overall, the FBISD students earned 10 medals for their pieces of art: four gold, one silver with distinction, four silver and one American Visions medal. The American Visions Medal is the highest regional honor given to one artist from each region.


The awards program is the nation’s longest running and most prestigious competition for creative teens in grades 7-12 and provides students with opportunities to have their art recognized on exhibit and in publications and to earn scholarships. The winning students have the prestigious honor of sharing this platform with alumni such as artist Andy Warhol, writer Sylvia Plath, photographer Richard Avedon, actor Robert Redford, fashion designer Zac Posen and filmmaker Ken Burns.


FBISD’s 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists include:

  • Teresa So, Austin High School – Unspoken Blues, Gold Medal and American Visions Medal
  • Jessica Zhang, Clements High School – Incomprehensible and Scarlet Glare, two Gold Medals
  • Norah Rami, Clements High School – Concrete Dreamers, Gold Medal
  • Aliza Li, Austin High School – Déjà raconté, Silver Medal with Distinction
  • Elizabeth Bence, Clements High School – Bad Grip, Silver Medal
  • Ashleigh Moorehead, Ridge Point High School – Reflective Glow, Silver Medal
  • Yvonne Yu, Clements High School – Introspection, Silver Medal
  • Cindy Tso, Fort Settlement Middle School – The Prayer, Silver Medal


The Scholastic Art Gold Medalists (So, Zhang and Rami) were recognized at the national virtual awards event held in New York. Learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at