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  • “Off the Wall” Exhibit showcases PWCS student talent

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    The following student-artists from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) are winners and those featured in the 18th Off the Wall art exhibit and competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin and hosted by the ARTfactory in Manassas. This competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting. PWCS high school students shared their talents in the areas of visual art, poetry, wearable art*, and a STEAM-influenced category: art and technology. Each category is judged by a professional in that field.

    *This year, judging for the Wearable Art category will take place on a separate date at the gallery. The first-place design will be announced by the end of January.

    Congratulations to the PWCS students who placed in this year's Off the Wall art exhibit:

    Category - Visual Arts:

    • First place: Michelle Nguyen, "Still, the Lotus Blooms," Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School
    • Second place: Franz Villarroel, "Hands!" Gainesville High School
    • Third place: Gabriela Molina Otaiza, "Peony," Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School
    Category - Art & Technology (3D prints and digital designs):
    • First place: Reagan Hull, "Storybook Dragon," Forest Park High School

    Category - Poetry:

    • First place: Luna Holst, "When Poets Create," Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School
    • Second place: Phoenix Mingo, "A One and For Sea, Me," Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School
    • Third place: Mia Fernandez, "River of Thought," Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School
    • Honorable mention: Aidan Sadler, "Only Everything," Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School

    The exhibit included all those who were chosen to compete and display their work at this event. Congratulations to these PWCS participants:

    Emily Spittle, Brentsville District High School, 11th grade
    Isabel Kinney, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Abigail Dixon, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Lizzy Pighini, Patriot High School, 12th grade
    Alyssa Balangue, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade
    Reagan Hull, Forest Park, 11th grade
    Nessa Sims, Osbourn Park, 11th grade
    Madeline Knight, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Maggie Horan, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Neda Akgun, Gainesville, 11th grade
    Tram-Anh Truong, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Gabriela Molina Otaiza, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 10th grade
    Cam Franklin, Osbourn Park, 12th grade
    Julia Parker, Woodbridge, 12th grade
    Lilly Divack, Colgan, 12th grade
    Elle Hering, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Melate Taye, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Chloe Small Johnson, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Andorai Frising, Gainesville, 11th grade
    Christiana Singson, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Jessica Martinez, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade
    Janya Choudhary, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Sophie Monseur, Osbourn Park, 11th grade
    Tim Bui, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Amarah Perkins, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade
    Jai Park, Gainesville, 10th grade
    Lauren Daszynski, Forest Park, ninth grade
    Michele Nguyen, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade
    Luna Holst, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade
    Ariana Fernandez, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade
    Franz Villarroel, Gainesville, 11th grade
    Hui Shan Yang, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 11th grade
    Ricky Kaewmek, Gainesville, ninth grade
    Grace Seidl, Gainesville, ninth grade
    Emmanuel Musngi, Gainesville, 11th grade
    Emily Lowther, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, 12th grade