Einstein Charter School student Ngan Nguyen displays her "French Quarter in the Jackson" painting.
Einstein Charter School congratulates 8th grade student Ngan Nguyen for taking first place at Louisiana School Boards Association Content and Exhibit. Nguyen was honored for her achievement at the February Orleans Parish School Board’s meeting
At only 13 years old, Nguyen is already an accomplished artist. She started her career drawing, which soon carried over to a love for painting. When asked what she does in her free time, Nguyen vastly states, “I paint”.
Nguyen is the daughter of immigrants to the United States. She moved to Mississippi when she was nine and subsequently relocated to New Orleans soon thereafter. At that time, she enrolled in Einstein Charter School. "Before I came here I spoke almost no English,” she said. “Einstein changed everything. I now have a 4.0 for the first time in my life."
Nguyen is a prime example of Einstein Charter School's ability to change lives through the school’s ESL (English as Second Language) program. The program is the largest and most successful ESL program in the city.
Her winning painting will be on display at the Convention Center in Baton Rouge this month.