South Pasadena High School

Four SPHS Students Earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

On March 5, 2020, four South Pasadena High School students earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition. Four national winners in one year is the greatest number of awards given to South Pasadena High School students in school history.

Congratulations to senior Yifeng (Yvonne) Ma who won a Gold Medal for her digital artwork, "Library in a Train." Senior Bailey Negrete earned a Silver Medal for photography, sophomore Zhiqin Jiang received a Silver Medal in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category for his story, “Deception,” and sophomore Cloe Maurer won a Silver Medal for her written piece, “In California.”

These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as some of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Teachers Aimee Levie, Rouzanna Berberian, Jennifer Cutler, and Diane Shires also received Gold and Silver Scholastic Educator Awards.

Go Tigers!

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent,

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