Woodside High School

13450 Woodside Lane     Newport News, VA 23608     Phone: (757) 886-7530     Fax: (757) 877-0480

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Artist: Rafayel Stepanyan
"Building Peace on Earth" by Rafayel Stepanyan

11th-grader’s artwork a winner.

Woodside 11th-grader Rafayel Stepanyan is one of 10 finalists whose artwork was selected for the Young Artist Showcase sponsored by Sister Cities International. The theme for the 2009 contest was "Your Path to Peace." Featured artists come from Russia, Japan, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, and the United States.

Rafayel received $150 from the local chapter of Sister Cities International. The Young Artist Showcase travels to cities that participate in the Sister Cities International program.

Since 1988, the Young Artists Showcase has encouraged youth from around the globe to consider the mission of Sister Cities International and express their interpretation of that mission promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, cooperation through one individual, one community at a time.

About the Art Dept.
 The Art Department at Woodside is comprised of Magnet and Non-Magnet students.  They work on various fundamentals throughout the school year depending on the course in which they are enrolled.  A major focus in all classes is in preparing artwork for school coffee houses, displays, contests, competitions and college portfolios.

This is a sampling of work representing the various courses and levels of work that our students produce.  Click on the artist's name to see a larger version. 




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