PALOS VERDES, CA — Rancho Palos Verdes student and mixed-media artist Yiting Chen society was awarded the National Society of High School Scholars Visual Arts Scholarship in a piece that challenges how is handling the current climate crisis.
The scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the artistic mediums
of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media or digital art.
Chen was one of five students from more than 200 applicants selected for the award and received a $2,000 scholarship.
Yiting was awarded the NSHSS 2021 Visual Arts Scholarship for her submission of the attached artwork, titled “Breathing,” and shared this artist statement:
“The abandonment of factories, felling of trees, the pollutions to the environment have caused global warming and extinction of animals and plants. In 2045, the destruction of the environment leaves no place for animals and plants to survive, some plants have to coexist with My idea came from the movie “Annihilation.” I want to express that if humans don’t protect the environment, all the living things will become extinct, even human beings.”
NSHSS is the premier international honors and scholarship program co-founded by Claes Nobel and James Lewis. It offers a lifetime of benefits, pairing the highest performing students worldwide with high school and college scholarships, events, connections, internships, and career opportunities that begin in high school and carry on through college and careers.