Mason Middle School is proud to announce that Tiya Yempati has earned national recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing
Awards. A panel of creative professionals identified the seventh grader as one of the most talented young artists in the nation for her charcoal, pastel and paper work, "Race Does Not Determine What You Celebrate." As a result, Yempati was awarded a Silver Medal for her art.
Nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted from across the country for this competition. From those entries, just the top one percent are recognized at the national level.
"Tiya’s work was one of only 2,400 works from across our nation to receive a National Medal! We are so proud of her," shared her art teacher, Rita Shriver Schehr.