Plainfield South HS students win national art awards
Last updated 8/31/2022 at 7:47pm
Plainfield – Two Plainfield South High School seniors recently earned national recognition from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for their artwork.
Vivianne Angulo earned two gold and two silver National medals for her pieces in ceramics and glass category.
Angulo earned gold for her ceramics and glass pieces titled "Drowning in Time" and "Blossoming." She received silver for her ceramics and glass piece titled "Trick or Treat" and her sculpture titled "Sweet Girl."
Alyse Slawinski earned a gold National medal for her digital art piece titled "Xenophobia.'
Angulo and Slawinski won awards at the regional contest in January.
Fifteen student artists from Plainfield High School-Central Campus, PSHS, and Plainfield East High School competed in the regional contest.
Angulo also is one of five American Vision nominees from the Suburban Chicago Region.
Her work "Blossoming" will now compete for the region's Best of Show Award in New York.
More than 300,000 students from across the United States participated in the competition and only about 1 percent of those individuals were chosen for National medals.
Scholastic is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens and has notable alumni such as Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon.
The students and their teachers, Kelly Manteck and Daron Wojnowski, will attend the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 9, in New York City.