Congratulations to Garfield Middle School 8th grade Vaishnavi Vengala for winning 1st place in the India’s Republic Day 2019 Art & Essay Contest.  Vaishnavi earned 1st Place in both the Art Competition & Essay Competition. Her artwork and essay was created to show the two sides of herself, being a student of Indian Descent and her life now in the United States.  Vaishnavi is no longer enrolled in Art 1, but worked outside of the school day with the guidance of Miss Frey, Garfield Art Teacher, to create a composition for this competition. Vaishnavi shows dedication to her education far beyond the classroom setting.  Congratulations to Vaishnavi for her hard work and for representing Garfield so well!