3 Given Platinum Medals of Distinction at Jr. VASE Competition
Each of the 11 Middle School student artists from The John Cooper School who entered their work in the Jr. Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), a statewide art competition held at Bryan High School on May 18, received at least one “Superior” rating, the highest awarded. In total, Cooper students came home with 18 Superior ratings from among 160 students who participated.
Two Cooper students were also acknowledged as among 10 overall who were awarded The Platinum Medal of Distinction. Seventh grader Saami Baig received this top honor for “Crumpled Up,” and eighth grader Reva Guinn was awarded with two Platinums, for “New Mexico Road Trip” and “Louie.”
Cooper eighth grade students who were also awarded two Superior ratings each were McKenna Chandler, Flora Johnson and Ellery Nakahara. Seventh graders Elizabeth Askin earned a Superior and Katelyn Eveland was awarded two. Sixth graders Annabelle Boyd and Alexander Sebastian were given Superiors; Therese Kortte, and Sarah Pomasl were each awarded two.
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.