During the weekend of April 30, Fairmont Prep students Cameron Ostroot and Nick Palmer received first place and honorable mention, respectively, at the CAEA’s (California Art Education Association) Youth Art Month Show, Southern Division. Ostroot and Palmer’s winning photography entries will be featured in an online gallery coming soon. Fairmont Prep art teacher Heather Soodak also received the Outstanding Visual Arts Rookie of the Year Award from the CAEA.

Following the CAEA art show, Ostroot and fellow Fairmont Prep students Claudia Park, Ziyou Yang, and Karen Wang won top awards during the 46th Division Congressional Art Show on May 2. Art teachers Soodak and Karen Carrie also received congressional awards at the Teacher As Artist Art Show. Both Carrie and Soodak have art on display at the Art Institute of Southern California.