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Five CFISD student artists win 2024 State VASE Gold Seals

Cypress Creek High School sophomore Mu Paw’s artwork, “The Rothschild Manor,” won a Gold Seal medallion.
Cypress Creek High School sophomore Mu Paw’s artwork, “The Rothschild Manor,” won a Gold Seal Medallion at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held April 26-27 at San Marcos High School. 

May 23, 2024—Five CFISD student artists won a Gold Seal Medallion at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held April 26-27 at San Marcos High School.

Cy-Fair High School junior Ravine Cohen, Cy-Fair sophomore Madeline Nguyen, Cypress Creek High School sophomore Mu Paw, Cypress Ridge High School senior Amaya Hayes and Cypress Woods High School senior Mia Estrada all won a Gold Seal for their artwork, which is the event’s highest honor and is awarded to students who received a Rating V.

Cy-Fair High School junior Ravine Cohen’s artwork, “The Curator,” won a Gold Seal Medallion.
Cy-Fair High School junior Ravine Cohen’s artwork, “The Curator,” won a Gold Seal Medallion at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held April 26-27 at San Marcos High School. 

“One of the most rewarding aspects of our recent participation is the outstanding achievement of our students,” said Lee Carrier, visual arts coordinator. “With an impressive five gold seals, our district has achieved its highest number of wards in nearly a decade. This remarkable milestone not only highlights the dedication and talent of our students, but also reflects the exceptional support and guidance provided by our art educators.”

Cy-Fair High School sophomore Madeline Nguyen’s artwork, “Unspoken Connections,” won a Gold Seal Medallion.
Cy-Fair High School sophomore Madeline Nguyen’s artwork, “Unspoken Connections,” won a Gold Seal Medallion at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held April 26-27 at San Marcos High School. 

The state competition is the culminating event for art students, teachers and administrators in Texas. Competition begins at regional events in February, where artists are interviewed and their works are judged by certified Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) judges.

Cypress Ridge High School senior Amaya Hayes’ artwork, “Once In A Lifetime,” won a Gold Seal Medallion.
Cypress Ridge High School senior Amaya Hayes’ artwork, “Once In A Lifetime,” won a Gold Seal Medallion at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held April 26-27 at San Marcos High School. 

At the State VASE event, 24 CFISD students received 25 state medals, led by the five Gold Seal Medallions. In addition to receiving Gold Seals, those five art pieces will join other exemplary works of art in various exhibits across the state. The tour culminates with The Gold Seal Exhibit at the annual Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) Fall Conference, to be held in November in Galveston.

Cypress Woods High School senior Mia Estrada’s artwork, “Torn In The Face Of Fate,” won a Gold Seal Medallion.
Cypress Woods High School senior Mia Estrada’s artwork, “Torn In The Face Of Fate,” won a Gold Seal Medallion at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held April 26-27 at San Marcos High School. 

The following students received a state medal:

Name

Title of Artwork

High School

Isabella Erd

Palus Monstrum

Bridgeland

Sophie Gaastra

Family Portrait

Cy-Fair

Yen Vo

Just A Doll

Cy-Fair

Ravine Cohen

The Curator

Cy-Fair

Madeline Nguyen

Unspoken Connections

Cy-Fair

Milagros Nunez

The Emptiness Of The Eyes

Cypress Creek

Mu Paw

The Rothschild Manor

Cypress Creek

Emily Bonasera

Ascending Expressions

Cypress Creek

Elena Mireles

Eyes Upon Me

Cypress Creek

Grace Shaughnessy

Water Flight

Cypress Creek

Josilyn Gil

Radiant

Cypress Creek

Yasmin Reid

Hopeless Romantic

Cypress Lakes

Kaylah Antonio

Human

Cypress Lakes

Aniya Bray

Burning Hill

Cypress Ridge

Angel Brown

Tragedy Of Medusa

Cypress Ridge

Amaya Hayes

Once In A Lifetime

Cypress Ridge

Lenore Ross

Owl Hunt

Cypress Ridge

Kairi Flores

Call Of The Wild

Cypress Woods

Katherine Lupu

Sun-kissed Oranges

Cypress Woods

Mia Estrada

Torn In The Face Of Fate

Cypress Woods

Evelyn Landreville

Rainy Days

Cypress Woods

Emily Hanzelka

Un Nuevo Comienzo

Langham Creek

David Johnson

Solitary Feud

Langham Creek

Rachel Nguyen

Peace Of Mind

Langham Creek

Morning Glory