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Houston's Most Inspiring Stories: Alyvia Luong

VoyageHouston | December 20th, 2022

"Every neighborhood in Houston has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common.  From the Fourth Ward to Sugar Land (and everywhere in between) we’ve been blown away by how many creative and talented people call Houston home.  Check out some of the inspiring stories we’ve discovered throughout the city."


Kicking Off the 2022 Scholastic Awards with Alumni Alyvia Luong

ARTICULTURE from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art | September 1st, 2021

"If you visited the Scholastic Awards exhibition last year, you will know Alyvia's powerful photography that earned her, on top of NINE regional awards, four national medals. Both of her portfolios received national medals, one a Gold Medal...which goes to only sixteen students around the country (for context, there were 340,000 total submissions last year)!... Read on for insights into her work and process, and a glimpse into her (no doubt bright) future!"


Eyes on the Prize: Alyvia Luong and Caroline Dinh

Newsroom (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) | May 11th, 2021

"Alyvia Luong and Caroline Dinh were both awarded the highest honor in the 2021 Scholastic Awards: the Gold Medal Portfolio Award! Keep reading to learn more about them and to view some of their winning works."


Student's Healing Photography Wins National Top Honor

WBOI (NPR News & Diverse Music) | May 6th, 2021

"Luong's nationally recognized photography portfolio, The Sin(ner) I Cannot Forgive is a series of self portraits that chronologically depicts the moments that make up a life-changing event for the artist and her journey towards healing.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the young creative and her journey, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Alyvia into the studio to discuss this portfolio and its message as well as her other award-winning collection and what she hopes her future holds in store."


Meet the 2021 Gold Medal Portfolio Recipients: Alyvia Luong and Zelda Godsey-Kellogg

On Our Minds (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) | April 14th, 2021

"This week, we’re excited to introduce you to Alyvia Luong, from Fort Wayne, IN, and Zelda Godsey-Kellogg, from Central, SC. Alyvia’s art portfolio, The sin(ner) I cannot forgive, is a series of self-portraits and Zelda’s writing portfolio, The Splintering, is a collection of personal essays."


Young Social Justice Advocacy Award winner uses talent to bring awareness to prejudices

WANE-TV | April 2nd, 2021

"Alyvia Luong, student, artist and small business owner, won this year’s Social Justice Advocacy Award based on her art reflecting her experience as an Asian-American during the pandemic.

Downtown Fort Wayne, Art This Way and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art partnered to create the Social Justice Advocacy Award for the 2021 regional Scholastic Awards. Luong won based on her photograph titled, “Chinese Virus.”"


#PeopleofNEI: Alyvia Luong and Chris Diwis, Social Justice Advocacy award winners

INPUT Fort Wayne | March 10th, 2021

"Alyvia Luong and Chris Diwis were chosen as winners of the Downtown Fort Wayne & Art This Way Social Justice Advocacy Awards. Alyvia’s photo “Chinese Virus”, and the written piece “The Void of Black Men: A Response to Brent Staples ‘Black Men and Public Space’” by Chris are both currently featured at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in their “2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards” exhibit that can be viewed until April 10, 2021."


Downtown Improvement District and Art This Way, in partnership with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, announce the winners of the Social Justice Advocacy Award

Downtown Fort Wayne | February 2021

"In an effort to continue the crucial community conversation around social justice made so visible this summer in Downtown Fort Wayne, Art This Way and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art have partnered to create the Social Justice Advocacy Award for the 2021 regional Scholastic Awards. Congratulations to both the Art Award winner, Alyvia Luong, and the Writing Award winner, Chris Diwis."


Carroll seniors reach art finals - Luong, Croy among 10 chosen across country

The Journal Gazette | December 7th, 2020

"Carroll High School senior Alyvia Luong grew up telling everybody she would be an artist.

“And here I am,” said Luong, who recently learned that she and classmate Sabine Croy are finalists in the photography division of the 2021 National YoungArts Competition.

“There are four rounds of elimination you have to surpass to be selected as a finalist, and it's absolutely crazy to see I got this far,” Luong said in a statement. “I invested months of my time into my YoungArts project. It feels like a literal dream.”"


Two Carroll students national finalists in photography competition

IN Northwest News | December 3rd, 2020

"Two senior photography students at Carroll High School, Sabine Croy and Alyvia Luong, have been selected as finalists in the photography division of this year’s National YoungArts Competition. The awarding organization, National YoungArts Foundation, is a nonprofit that identifies and supports emerging artists across 10 disciplines.

Croy and Luong were chosen as two of 10 photography students out of nearly 7,000 who applied nationwide. They are awaiting information about further recognition as their work advances and will be judged and awarded merits accordingly. Their photography will also be considered for nomination in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program."