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Congratulations Student Artist Meghna Raj Pichhika - First Place in the Eastland Fairfield VASCE Contest

The Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Graphic Design program proudly announces the winners of this school year’s VASCE contest, highlighting the works of local youth artists in grades 7-10.

The Visual Arts Student Contest and Exhibit (VASCE, pronounced “VAYSE”) is now in its second year at EFCTS and led by the Graphic Design program, located at Eastland Career Center. The contest is an annually judged art and design contest, which is open to any student in grades 7-10 that attends one of Eastland-Fairfield’s 16 associate school districts.

The contest is broken down into four categories: Traditional Art & Illustration, Computer Art, Graphic Design, and Photography. Each category has two age groups that have a first and second-place finish, and a best of show, which features the top submission between the two age groups.

Winners received prizes donated by business partners and sponsors of the Graphic Design program, which include Columbus College of Art & Design, The Modern College of Design, Citicom Print and Graphics, Blick Art Supplies, and alumnus Adam Gottron. Prizes included a mix of art class and supply gift certificates, swag bags, and company apparel.

To see the Best of Show and placing submissions, please visit The website also features a complete list of all submissions under the “exhibit” tab. A complete list of placers is listed below.

The Graphic Design program is a two-year high school program located at Eastland Career Center. It is designed to combine a love of art with state-of-the-art computer software training to prepare students for a career in graphic design or a related pathway.

Best of Show: Akhil Rao, Gahanna (9th grade)
7th & 8th grade: Macie Earnheart (1st place, Pickerington); Jesse Mascorro (2nd place, Groveport)
9th & 10th grade: Anna Ryzenman (1st place, New Albany); Leena Knox (2nd place, Amanda Clearcreek)

Best of Show: Makayla Dunbar, Teays Valley (8th grade)
7th & 8th grade: Alivia Ortiz (1st place, Canal Winchester); Jillian Jett (2nd place, Pickerington)
9th & 10th grade: Rowan McNulty (1st place, Liberty Union); Pei Yan Wu (2nd place, Pickerington)

Best of Show: Murali Yuvraj Pichhika, New Albany (10th grade)
7th & 8th grade: Meghna Raj Pichhika (1st place, New Albany); Mathew Estudillo (2nd place, Groveport)
9th & 10th grade: Honoria Uptain (1st place, Pickerington); Ava Gladney (2nd place, Bloom-Carroll)

Best of Show: Madeline LaFollette, Bexley (7th grade)
7th & 8th grade: Wake Littrell (1st place, Pickerington); Caiden Renzi (2nd place, Pickerington)
9th & 10th grade: Sofia Frangos (1st place, Pickerington); Ashariti Ghimire (2nd place, Reynoldsburg)

First Place, Murali Yuvrav Pichhika - Grade 10 

Meghna Picchika art