Senior Maya McCollum was notified that she will receive a National Silver Medal with Distinction for her entire portfolio by the National Scholastic Art Awards. This is a first for any Vestal student! She is one of only 15 students in the nation to receive a Silver Medal with Distinction for their portfolio, and she will be awarded a second Silver Medal in the Film and Animation category for her work "Sound Box Animation!"
The Alliance for Young Artists celebrates the creative achievements of America's teens and, in 1923, founded the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in order to offer recognition and scholarships to students based on their artistic talents.
Many congratulations to Maya on this prestigious distinction. You can see some of her work during the International Baccalaureate Art Show on April 4, 2019. Parents, families and community members will be welcome to attend from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Vestal High School pool gym.