Human Resources News

Posted 03/20/2018 09:32AM

Houston Christian junior Destiny Duan will head to Carnegie Hall this June after earning a gold medal in the national Scholastic Art & Writing competition this March.

The Scholastic competition is produced by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which works to promote art and writing among students nationwide. Destiny competed against thousands of the best student artists in the country at the national level after previously winning seven “Gold Keys” and one “Silver Key” in the regional competition in December. A Gold Key is the highest award a student can receive at the regional level.

Destiny earned her national gold medal for a piece titled “Warmth” drawn by hand on a computer tablet of a girl fighting depression. Destiny said she’s been inspired by artists such as Piotr Jablonski and John Singer Sargent and hopes that other students find hope through her art.

“I’m so excited and proud to have gotten this far,” Destiny said. “To think that a student somewhere could be encouraged through my piece and find hope makes all the effort I put into my art worth it.”

Destiny has attended Houston Christian for three years since moving to the states from China.

“Destiny has shown tremendous growth in the three years she’s been at Houston Christian, and I’m so proud to see her hard work and dedication recognized.” said art teacher Kara Whiting. “We’re excited to see how Destiny is becoming a leader in the art industry.”

"My most memorable moment at HC was most definitely when we beat East Bernard in football my senior year. That was the moment I experienced the most unity with the team and was the most proud to be a part of the Mustang family. One of the greatest traits I have attained at HC is the fearless courage to step out and be different from the rest of the world. This is key, because I know that people will always look at me differently because of my faith and now, I have the courage to tell them why I love Christ."

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