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15 Saint Ursula Academy Students Honored in Scholastic Arts Competition

2018 Recipients of Scholastic Gold Key Award

Cincinnati, Ohio, February 6, 2018 – 15 students from Saint Ursula Academy’s Art and Design Program earned awards for their recent entries in the Scholastic Arts Competition.  The students’ works were chosen from many entries across Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southeastern Indiana based on their creativity, originality, and craftsmanship.

According to the Scholastic Art Website, “Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts.  The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is today's largest source of scholarships for creative teens.”

Awards were as follows:
Gold Key 
• Emily Wachter ’18 of Liberty Township for her Art Portfolio
• Grace Clark ’18 of White Oak (Digital Art) for “Sign Museum Architypes”

Silver Key
• Melina Canter ’19 of Loveland (Painting) for ”Spicy”
• Kaelynn Corl ’19 of Indian Hill (Drawing & Illustration) for “Equus Carousel”
• Lauren Kauffman ’19 of Miami Heights (Photography) for “Fall Fades”
• Emily Wachter (Digital Art) for “Mother of Dragons”
• Emily Wachter (Drawing & Illustration) for “Boyfriend”
• Emily Wachter (Design) for “Oedipus Rex”
• Bailey Vernard ’20 of Delhi Township (Design) for “Isometric Painting”
• Brittany Shine ’18 of Hyde Park (Photography) for “Broken Bed

Honorable Mention
• Makiya Finley ’21 of Green Township (Digital Art) for “Self-Portrait”
• Caitlyn Hyland ’21 of West Chester (Drawing & Illustration) for “Linked”
• Kaya Stone ‘ 21 of Withamsville (Photography) for “First Breath of Fresh Air”
• Ella Becker ‘ 19 of Hyde Park (Painting) for “Pigment of Produce”
• Maura Donovan ‘ 19 of Mack (Sculpture) for “Tangled Up”
• Emily Wachter (Drawing & Illustration) for “Plein Air Rhinos”
• Maggie Mullaney ’19 of Clifton (Design) for “Isometric Projection”
• Alyssa Branca ’18 of Anderson Township (Design) for “Nishikigoi Pictograms”
• Grace Clark (Drawing & Illustration) for “Double Cube”
• Mary Elizabeth Habel ’18 of Hyde Park(Architecture & Industrial Design) for “Redesign of Saint Ursula Academy Courtyard
• Brittany Shine (Photography) for “Where is Your Clothing Made?”

All students’ work will be on display at The Cincinnati Art Academy through February 9.  An Awards Ceremony will be held on February 9 when students will be honored for their work.  Emily Wachter’s portfolio and Grace Clark’s “Sign Museum Architypes” will advance in competition for national medals in an exhibit that culminates with the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.

Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.  The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2017 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.