June 19 2018
Pinellas art students were honored at Carnegie Hall on June 7. Christoper Velez, from Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School was awarded a Gold Medal for his Art Portfolio and a $10,000 scholarship. Only eight Gold Medals for Art Portfolios were awarded nationwide.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
Gold Medals for individual artworks were presented to:
The students were accompanied by their art teachers Yoko Nogami of PCCA at Gibbs High School, Kristen Pineda of Dixie Hollins, Brianne Gates of St. Petersburg, Julie Smith and Sandra Bourne of John Hopkins Middle School.