• Congratulations to our DCPS National Award Winners


    through Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

     Group of DCPS Winners

    Top regional works from Northeast Florida were sent for adjudication in New York and these national awards mark the top adjudicated pieces from our region and across the country. These students' works were adjudicated against other students their age across the USA, Canada, and even a few international countries--and they did incredibly well!

    This is by far the most national awards our visual art students have received within Scholastics! 27 visual art pieces earned 28 national awards!
    Indie DiMartino was awarded a Gold Medal and the American Visions Medal for the film "Usual." This double award means that not only was this film judged as one of the best films in the country, but it is seen as a visionary piece reflecting on current issues within our society. 
    The works by Ava Goode, Erica Lehosky, and Indie DiMartino were marked as 3 of the top 5 works in Northeast Florida, and all three went on to earn national honors. 
    Joey Leppo earned a Gold Medal for his piece "Last Supper, Part 1" as well as a Gold Medal for his Portfolio. Only 8 of these awards are given across the country each year to visual art students. This is a BIG deal!
    Not only are these national award winning students recognized on a national level, but Gold Medal students will have their work on exhibition in New York City at the Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design during the month of June. The Scholastic Art & Writing Award Ceremony will take place on June 6th at Carnegie Hall. 
    A HUGE congratulations to these students and their educators for these incredible and much deserved awards! We commend ALL of our visual art students and their educators for their work this year! We look forward to what the future has to offer you!

    View the full list here.

    The 2019 Northeast Floirda Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday, February 2 at the Florida Theatre.


    Between the 2018 and 2019 award years, Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Award winners have collected $15 million in college scholarship offers from Savannah College of Art & Design, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Jacksonville University, and University of North Florida!

    For more information about this program or how to participate, visit our Scholastics page for more information, our art regional affiliate page, or contact Laurie (Brown) Hoppock, NEFSAA Chair.



Visual and Performing Arts Department Mission

  • In support of all fine arts programs (music, visual arts, theatre, and dance) and teachers K-12, our mission is to provide high quality instruction in the fine arts to all students, with the knowledge that rigorous arts study enhances and enriches all aspects of education by providing for students' cognitive development and creative expression.


Visual and Performing Arts Staff

  • DCPS Art Resource Center - 2924 Knights Lane East
  • DCPS Arts Office - 2924 Knights Lane E
  • Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology
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