One girl’s vision of a wondrous star-filled sky ripe for exploration and discovery was selected from hundreds of entries submitted from across the country to the NASA student art contest. More info about the inspiration behind this painting - https://www.apoorvaartgallery.com/nasa-langley-grand-prize-2017-1
Apoorva Panidapu, a sixth grader from California Connections Academy in Evergreen, California, was named grand-prize winner of NASA Langley Research Center’s Centennial Student Art Contest.
SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING AWARDS
FEBRUARY 2018 & 2019
Won the following awards -
Gold Key: Photography
Honorable Mention: Photography
Honorable Mention: Day at the Beach
Honorable Mention: Innocence
Honorable Mention: Drawing and Illustration
Silver Keys: Critical Essay Writing (two awards)
Silver Key: Personal Essay/Memoir (Girls Count Too)
PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
2016 - Bronze; 2017 - Silver; 2018 - Gold
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.
In addition to my efforts to support African children, I have also been raising funds since 2015 for the VTS World Seva Organization and visually-challenged children in India by tutoring and participating in various community service projects.
I am honored to be chosen as a recipient of a Daily Point of Light Award. This award is given out each weekday by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
Established by the late President George H.W. Bush during his presidency, the Daily Point of Light Award recognizes extraordinary volunteers who are donating their time and talent to better their communities.
Interview with Points of Light -https://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/creating-art-to-make-the-world-a-better-place-for-children/