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2016 Current Exhibitions
  • ​Studio Movie Grill at Duluth
  • Alpharetta Foot and Ankle Specialist at Alpharetta
  • Perimeter North Family Medicine at Johns Creek
  • Dandelion Restaurant at Suwanee
  • ​Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • Super Hibachi Buffet Sushi & Grill at Duluth
  • Capitol Hill Atlanta
  • High Museum of Art at Atlanta
  • Washington D.C Education Department for the Crayola Art Expo Artworks

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2017 March House Page Program

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations to Annie Peng, Natalie Tan, Yuri Park, Vivia Lung and Vincent Zheng for being selected into the 2017 March House Page Program. For this program, these students interned at the Georgia State Capitol under the supervision of a state representative. Towards the end of the day, they received a certificate, as well as a picture with their sponsoring representative and speaker of the house! This was a great opportunity for them to experience the legislative process and to be of service to their state and country.

2017 Georgia River of Words Environment Poetry and Art Competition

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations! SKA students Lily McClellan and Mahika Banerjee were selected as winners in the 2017 Georgia River of Words Environment Poetry and Art competition.  Their art pieces will travel to schools, libraries, nature centers, conference, parks, science centers and government building for one year in the "Georgia River of Words Exhibition".

Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Winner Vanessa Ching!

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations! SKA student Vanessa Ching, 5th grade, received a GOLD award for the 2017 Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

"After many hours of volunteering at SKA, I have received the Gold PVSA award! I was so excited when I found out I had enough hours to receive this award! It is truly an honor, and I am so grateful to SKA for the opportunity to help out and earn more hours by participating in community service events such as Adopt-a-road, volunteering at the City of Duluth art festival, feeding the hungry and homeless, coordinating and delivering donations to the homeless shelter and making greeting cards for the homeless. I have also had the opportunity to intern at SKA by helping out kids, filing, writing newsletters, taking photos, and cleaning the classroom. Thank you SKA for these opportunities. My experience while volunteering has been amazing, everyone is so nice and they help each other out by cleaning  and organizing events together. I hope that others will take part in the PVSA and volunteer too, it is a great opportunity to help others and learn responsibility."  ---Vanessa Ching, 5th grade.

SKA Academy is partnering with the Together We Can Foundation (TWC) to provide students the opportunity to help the community! The TWC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps the less fortunate by hosting fundraisers and other activities. Their mission is to make communities happier and healthier. Furthermore, the TWC Foundation is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

PVSA was introduced in 2003 to honor and recognize the people that helped the community. To honor those people, PVSA awards the participant a medallion, pin, certificate, and letter from the white house based off of participation in community service. PVSA has three tiers which are gold, silver and bronze; placements into those tears depend on the number of hours completed within a 12 month time frame. Not only is this a great opportunity to help the community and show compassion, but receiving a PVSA can give oneself a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, being awarded a PVSA is a huge achievement and can be placed on resumes and applications. Thus, SKA encourages students to participate in the PVSA!

For more information or to register to participate in a PVSA, please visit SKA front desk.

Tiffany Weng: GOLD MEDALIST for 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

by SKA on 09/10/17

A big congratulations to SKA student Tiffany Weng! Tiffany, who is a rising senior, has received special recognition for her piece titled "Vogue" in the drawing and illustration category of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Not only did she win a regional gold key in this competition, but she has won a GOLD MEDAL, which is a national recognition only awarded to top works around the nation. This is no easy feat as this year's contest had more than 330,000 works of art and writing, and less than 1% is selected at the national level. Tiffany's award proves that she is one of the most talented young artist of today's youth. For this, Tiffany, her parents, and her teacher were invited to attend the awards ceremony at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York on June 8th. At this ceremony, Tiffany, as well as her teacher, Ms. Leng, were awarded their well-deserved gold medals. In addition to receiving her medal, Tiffany's work will be displayed at the prestigious Parsons School of Design at the New School and Pratt Institute's Pratt Manhattan Gallery from June 2nd-June 12th. Congratulations again to Tiffany Weng for her amazing work!

Congressional Art Competition Winners!

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations to SKA students Priscilla Lin, Szilvia Szabo-Mirabal, Sophia Cheng, Jessica Jiang, Tiffany Weng, Saiya Lin and Lan Lin! Their arts were selected in recognition of their exhibition participation in "Artistic Of Discovery", the Congressional Art competition for high school students from the Office of Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson (Georgia’s 4th Congressional District) and the Office of Congressman Rod Woodall (Georgia's 7th Congressional District). Congratulations again to these outstanding students!

Georgia Division of Wildlife Forever’s 2017 National State-Fish Art Contest

by SKA on 09/10/17

We are very pleased to announce that many of SKA students’ artwork and essays were selected in the Georgia Division of Wildlife Forever’s 2017 National State-Fish Art Contest. In addition to creating a lively illustration of the State Fish of their choice, each student submitted an essay entry which conveyed their own knowledge and connection with the state fish. The Georgia state winners are as follows:

? First Place in the 7th – 9th grade category: Selina Li, 7th Grade.

? Second Place in the 7th – 9th grade category: George Song, 8th Grade.

? Second Place in the 4th – 6th grade category: Sophia Cheng, 6th Grade.

? Third Place in the K-3rd grade category: Colleen Cao, 3rd Grade.

? Honorable Mention, “Go Fish Favorite Award” in the Georgia Division: Lauren Lin, 10th grade.

Selina Li received a Walmart gift card, a certificate with an 11”x 14” plaque and free admission to the Go Fish Education Center. George, Sophia and Colleen each received a certificate with an 11”x14” plaque and free admission to the Go Fish Education Center.

A scanned copy of these artists work will be on display at the Go Fish Education Center for one year beginning June 1st.

This competition was a great way for students to learn about the different state fish, their behavior, characteristics, their natural habitat and conservation needs.

Congratulations to Selina, George, Sophia, Colleen and Lauren!

Ella Liu: Mother's Day Postcard Design Contest Winner!

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations to SKA student Ella Liu who received top honor for the Mother's Day Postcard Design Art competition organized by "Wei-Chuan" hosted by World Journal. She will be receiving $50 cash and a honor certificate. Congratulations again!

Grace Manning wins first place for PTO Reflections!

by SKA on 09/10/17

Congratulations! Grace Manning won first place in the visual art category in the 4th grade group at Wilson Creek Elementary for the PTO Reflections- Through My Eyes Art Contest. She also won first place in the visual art category in the 4th grade group at John's Creek Cluster Schools! We are so happy and incredibly proud of her!

2016-2017 GA PTA State Level Reflections for "What is your story..." Award Winners

by SKA on 05/20/17

Congratulations to SKA students winners who received awards for the 2016-2017 GA PTA State Level Reflections for "What is your story..."! Listed below are all of our student winners. Congratulations again to these students!

 

  • VISUAL ART WINNERS: 

 

2nd grade: Sophia Wang (3rd place)

3rd grade: Miya Ji (3rd place) and Karla Frankova (2nd place; local school entry) 

4th grade: Cheyenne Reeve (1st place) and Mahika Banerjee (honorable mention; local school entry)

7th grade: Ava Leavitt (3rd place)

8th grade: Joycelyn Lieu (1st place) 

10th grade: Ava Wang (1st place)


 

  • VISUAL ART SPECIAL ARTIST WINNERS: 

 

Sakib Alam (1st and Entry to National) and Peter An (3rd place)


 

  • FILM MAKING WINNER: 

 

6th grade: Allen Chiu (3rd place)


 

  • FILM MAKING SPECIAL ARTIST WINNER: 

 

Peter An (the only GA winner)


 

  • LITERATURE WINNERS: 

 

9th grade: Marisa Gu (3rd place)

11th grade: Priscilla Lin (1st place)


 

  • MUSIC WINNER: 

 

Lillian McClellan (2nd place)

2017 Georgia River of Words Environment Poetry and Art Competition

by SKA on 05/20/17

Congratulations! SKA students Lily McClellan and Mahika Banerjee were selected as winners in the 2017 Georgia River of Words Environment Poetry and Art Competition. The ceremony was held at the Dekalb Co Library in Decatur, GA on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 3:00pm. 
Their art pieces will travel to schools, libraries, nature centers, conference, parks, science centers and government building for one year in the "Georgia River of Words Exhibition".

2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) Winner

by SKA on 05/20/17

Congratulations! SKA student Jessica Jiang, an eleventh grader, was selected to participate in the 2017 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP)!

With her acceptance, Jessica has the opportunity to attend GHP as a Visual Arts major at Berry College ( http://www.berry.edu/academics/majors/studioart/) in Rome, GA starting from June 18 to Aug 1, 2017. As a GHP state finalist, Jessica will develop additional skills and knowledge in an environment that is filled with scholars and artists from all over Georgia in a four-week residential program over the summer.

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program provides students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program. For more information about the Governor's Honors Program, please visit the GHP homepage at: http://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program

2017 Youth Birding T-Shirt Art Contest

by SKA on 05/20/17

Congratulations! Our SKA students' arts were selected in the Youth Birding T-Shirt Art Contest as winners! They are as follows: 

  • Primary Division winner: Northern Cardinal by Maggie Wang, 1st grade.
  • Elementary Division winner: Barn Owl by Richard Lin, 5th grade.
  • Middle School Division winner: Blue Jay by Sarah Tan, 7th grade.
  • High School Division and Overall Winner: Blue Jay by Ava Wang, 10th grade.

They will be invited to attend the Youth Birding Competition award ceremony. Contest entries will be displayed and division winners honored during the awards banquet on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. 

Art Throwdown at Dogwood's 80th Annual Arts Festival

by SKA on 05/20/17

Today, April 9th, Ms. Leng and SKA students participated in the Art Throwdown at Dogwood's 80th Annual Arts Festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Ms. Leng and students Tiffany Weng, Jessica Jiang, Ava Wang, Saiya Lin, Szlvia Szabo Mirabal, Priscilla Lin, Lan Lin, Joycelyn Lieu, Lauren Lin, Kevin Lin, Hannah Jones, and Isabella Spagnuolo each participated in different competitions against students from other high schools. Each competition had a different focus related to a variety of art fields. The competitions included landscape, face-to-face, figure drawing, and poster design. From these competitions, our students put their skills to the test as they had only ninety minutes or less to create a beautiful composition piece. After they completed their art piece, selected judges critiqued the works to pick for placement awards.

 

Our students award placement as follow: 
  • Poster Design: Priscilla Lin and Lan Lin (3rd place)
  • Plein Air Landscape: Saiya Lin (1st place), Kevin Lin (3rd place), Hannah Jones (4th place),  and Isabella Spagnuolo (5th place)
  • 5-Minute Live Figure Drawing (emphasizes power, gesture, and speed with an ebony or graphite pencil): Jessica Jiang (1st place), Ava Wang (2nd place), and Tiffany Weng (3rd place)
  • 10-Minute Live Figure Drawing (emphasizes correct light/shadow relationships, proportion, anatomy with an ebony or graphite pencil): Tiffany Weng (1st place) and Jessica Jiang (5th place)
  • 15-Minute Live Figure Drawing (sudden death among 5 winners from each pose with a medium of their choice): Jessica Jiang (1st place), Ava Wang (2nd place), and Tiffany Weng (3rd place)

Our students received placement awards, which contributed to the best overall school awards. Thanks to our hard working students and Ms. Leng, SKA was able to place 1st out of all of the other competing schools! Congratulations to our school and students for this wonderful day at Art Throwdown!

Special thanks to our parents volunteer, they are Ming Ming Ching, Agnes Lam, Sam Lin, Sue Lin Mr and Mrs Jones whose helped up.

21st Century Leader and Turner Youth Voices Media Institute Finalist

by SKA on 05/20/17

     Congratulations SKA student Priscilla Lin has been accepted into 21st Century Leaders! She have been chosen to attend the Turner Voices Youth Media Institute as her first experience. With her acceptance, she is now a part of 21st Century Leaders, a youth leadership organization that has served over 12,000 students since 1991. She was selected because of her passion toward leadership, exploring the media and visual arts industry, strong communication skills and commitment to her future.

     Based on her course preferences, strong public speaking/ presentation skill, application materials and strong recommendation letter from SKA's principle Ms. Leng Chang, 21st Century Leaders has admitted her into the program.

     As a member of 21st Century Leaders, she’ll be doing much more than simply attending an amazing one-week summer program. She is building her lifetime leadership network by working alongside 75 of her peers from all across the state - young leaders like herself who have the desire AND the motivation to step into leadership roles now and in the future.

PTO Reflections Winner

by SKA on 05/20/17

Congratulations to SKA student Grace Manning! Grace Manning's artwork won first place in the visual arts category 4th grade group at Wilson Creek Elementary for the PTO Reflections - Through My Eyes Art Contest. She also won first place in the visual arts category 4th grade group in the Johns Creek Cluster Schools! We are happy and proud of her!

2017 Mother's Day Postcard Design Art Competition

by SKA on 05/20/17

Congratulations to SKA student Ella Liu who received top honors for the 2017 Mother's Day Postcard Design Art Competition organized by "Wei-Chuan"and hosted by World Journal. She will be receiving $50 cash and a certificate recognizing her oustanding work. Congratulations again!

Georgia Division of Wildlife Forever’s 2017 National State-Fish Art Contest

by SKA on 05/20/17

We are very pleased to announce that a number of SKA students’ artwork and essays were selected in the Georgia Division of Wildlife Forever’s 2017 National State-Fish Art Contest. In addition to creating a lively illustration of the State Fish of their choice, each student submitted an essay entry which conveyed their own knowledge and connection with the state fish. The Georgia state winners are as follow:

First Place in the 7th – 9th grade category: Selina Li, 7th Grade.

Second Place in the 7th – 9th grade category: George Song, 8th Grade.

Second Place in the 4th – 6th grade category: Sophia Cheng, 6th Grade.

Third Place in the K-3rd grade category: Colleen Cao, 3rd Grade.

Honorable Mention, “Go Fish Favorite Award” in the Georgia Division: Lauren Lin, 10th grade.

Selina Li received a Walmart gift card, a certificate with an 11”x 14” plaque and free admission to the Go Fish Education Center. George, Sophia and Colleen each received a certificate with an 11”x14” plaque and free admission to the Go Fish Education Center.

A scanned copy of these artists work will be on display at the Go Fish Education Center for one year beginning June 1st.

     This competition was a great way for students to learn about the different state fish, their behavior, characteristics, their natural habitat and conservation needs. Congratulations to Selina, George, Sophia, Colleen and Lauren!

2017 Relay For Life T-shirt Design Contest

by SKA on 03/19/17

Congratulations to Chris Han who has just won the Relay For Life T-shirt Design Contest organized by his school. His design will be used on the T-Shirts, sold to teachers and students for the Relay for Life walk at school this year. Income received will be donated to the American Cancer Society to fund a cure for cancer. We are very proud of Chris!

2017 AHSAE Dogwood Festival

by SKA on 03/19/17

Congratulations! SKA student Saiya Lin art piece "Rain In The City" was selected over from 750 entries from Georgia high schools and will be exhibited at the 2017 AHSAE Dogwood Festival!

2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medalist

by SKA on 03/19/17

We are pleased to announce SKA student Tiffany Weng, 11th grade, work title: Vague in Drawing and Illustration category, has earned NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. For this year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted, and less than 1% were recognized at the national level. Tiffany's award has demonstrated that she is part of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation by panels of creative professionals. Tiffany and her family have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Congratulations again!

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