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An International Intrigue Brings Home Gold

In the fall the K-12 Global Education Outreach program presented traditional mask-making traditions throughout Africa to the third-year art class at Terra Vista Middle School. Culminating the presentation is an art project where students make their own masks using various symbols and designs from the various African cultures that were presented throughout the presentation.  From this presentation, Brittney Kite, 8th grade, entered a mask she made from a presentation into the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.        

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.  This is the 100th year anniversary of the establishment of the scholastic awards.    Students from all around our region enter their works to the West Texas Region awards.   Teachers enter the works digitally from October to December.  Awards are sent out in mid-December.   Gold Key award winners are sent on to the state level for judging at the state level, with the chance of moving on to national levels.    

The honorable mention, silver key, gold key, and special awards are on display from December to Feb. at the Abraham Art Gallery at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview for the West Texas Area.

  K-12 Global Education Outreach is happy to announce that Brittney Kite was awarded a gold key for her entry.

Brittney Mask