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May 29, 2024
Valley Stream Central High School District

Learning, Achieving, Succeeding!

May 29, 2024

South Student Art Student Wins Prestigious Calendar Contest

May 6, 2024

South High School ninth grader Sudan Belvanis had her artwork selected by a panel of judges to be featured in the Shanti Fund 2024 Peace Art Calendar. This is the second consecutive year Sudan has won this rare award.

The Shanti Fund is Long Island-based nonprofit focused on building ties between newly arrived immigrants from South Asia and those who have been in the country for some time.

In addition to the 2023 and 2024 Shanti Fund Peace Art Calendar contests, Sudan also won first place in the 2022 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Create a Watershed Super Hero for a drawing of her hero, H2O.

“Sudan has shown great talent expressing her passion for themes of peace and environmental conservation through art,” said Dr. Adam Erdos, District Director of Fine and Performing Arts. “We look forward to seeing Sudan continue her artistic journey.”