Jessica Vega, an award-winning artist from Memorial High, soaked up the sights and sounds of New York City earlier this month while attending the National Scholastic ceremony and Scholastic workshops.
Vega was accompanied on the trip by her mother and by Memorial High art teacher Adam Malek.
Vega visited museums, got to handle an original Van Gogh and met several celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Hawk and fellow artists David Salle and John Baldessari.
She was interviewed for "The Today Show" and visited her artwork on display at the World Financial Center and the Contemporary Art Museum.
(Right) Vega is show at Times Square and looking over her display in the Contemporary Art Museum.