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Nadia Nesich Wins “Best of Show” at 2022 DART Student Art Contest

Nadia Nesich, a 7th grade student at Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences in Dallas, is this year’s Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual Student Art Contest.

Nadia’s artwork, based on this year’s theme “DART’s New Bus Network: Simpler. Better. Faster. Easier!”, asked young artists where they would like to go. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade were given the opportunity to show everyone how far DART’s new bus network can take them.

The 2022 DART Student Art Contest helps promote the use of public transportation and is supported by community partners including Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Museum of Art, Half Price Books, the Perot Museum of Science, the Dallas Zoo, the Children’s Aquarium and the Dallas Arboretum, as well as our media partners the Advocate, Al Día, the Dallas Morning News, DFW Child, KERA, Local Profile, NBC 5, Plano Magazine and Telemundo 39.

The winning artwork will be seen at DART rail stations, buses and inside trains, as well as on display at the Dallas Museum of Art, Love Field Airport, The Gallery at Courtyard in Plano, and on DART’s website, DART.org. Prizes will be awarded to first place winners and runners-up in different grade-level categories.

You can view all of the winning entries at studentartgallery.dart.org/.

K-2 Category

Rishaan Nandi – 1st Grade (1st Place) – George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy 

Aditya Swain – 1st Grade (2nd Place) – Canyon Ranch Elementary 

Bradley Esquivel – 1st Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Central Elementary 

Subanithaa SenthilKumar – 2nd Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Gulledge Elementary School 

C.J. Liu – Kindergarten (Honorable Mention) – Bridlewood Elementary School 

Pranav Vemireddy – Kindergarten (Honorable Mention) – McCoy Elementary School 

Aaniya SenPaul – 2nd Grade (Honorable Mention) – Canyon Ranch Elementary 

Gaurav Yelavalury – 2nd Grade (Honorable Mention) – Gulledge Elementary School

3rd – 5th Grade Category

Agastya Singh – 3rd Grade (1st Place) – Canyon Ranch Elementary 

Sannidhi Bhat – 4th Grade (2nd Place) – Daffron Elementary School 

Samanvi Arudala – 5th Grade (3rd Place) – McCoy Elementary School 

Anjali Reddy – 4th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Canyon Ranch Elementary 

Ethan Thomas – 4th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Great Hearts Lower School Irving 

Haritanisha Ramaswamy – 3rd Grade (Honorable Mention) – Plano Virtual Academy 

Joshua M – 5th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Crayons Public School

6th-8th Grade Category

Clara Walker – 8th Grade (1st Place) – Lake Highlands Jr High School 

Sophia Wilson – 6th Grade (2nd Place) – Blalack Middle School 

Ava Davis – 6th Grade (3rd Place) – Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy North Dallas 

Philip Kim – 8th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Great Heart Irving 

Shruti Pritmani – 8th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Coppell middle school east 

Diya Vemireddy – 7th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Dewitt Perry Middle School

9th-12th Grade Category

Navya Singh – 9th Grade (1st Place Tie) – Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus 

Brooke Criner – 11th Grade (1st Place Tie) – Prestonwood Christian Academy 

Lola Saldana – 9th Grade (2nd Place) – Booker T Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts 

Arim Jun – 9th Grade (3rd Place) – School for the Talented and Gifted at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center 

Brynn Wilson – 10th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Booker T Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts 

Sally Qalawi – 12th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Iltexas Lancaster Desoto High school 

Brian Kim – 11th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Rick Reedy High School 

Bridgett Ferguson – 11th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Texas can academy 

Addyson Marsicano – 10th Grade (Honorable Mention) – South Grand Prairie Highschool 

Eduardo Castillo – 11th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Booker T Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts 

krisha shah – 11th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Falak Art Studio

Best of Show piece by Nadia Nesich

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