A senior at Danbury High School has just received a very prestigious honor in the form of an art award in a nationwide competition.

Viviana Campoverde has done it, and received a National Scholastic Gold Medal Art award in the digital art category for her painting, “Flower Child.” By being selected for the award places Viviana in select company, she is listed in the top 1 percent of 340,000 submissions nationwide.

Other students in the Greater Danbury area who also took home gold include Thomas Conlin from Bethel High School, Paula Javran of the Kent School, Stella Mahike of Schaghticoke Middle School in New Milford, and Jacquelyn Welk of Wamogo Regioanl H.S. in Litchfield.

Aside from getting a win, Viviana’s artwork will be displayed at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and she will also be honored at Carnegie Hall on June 6.

According to their website artandwritting.org, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance's mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards allow the students to receive national recognition, and scholarships. This year, awards were given out in 29 different categories of art and writing.

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