Meet our Scholarship Winners

May 16, 2012 • 0 response

Meet our Frost & Friends Scholarship Winners! Frost & Friends is a holiday show that I produce with my friends, which takes place in Rockford, Illinois every November.  Our mission through Frost & Friends is not only to feature talented artisans and entrepreneurs but to raise money to support art students that are passionate, talented and deserving of the Northern Illinois University Summer in the Arts Camp. Why?  Well, I am a former art teacher and know first-hand how much this means...I know this can make a difference and add value to a creative life, it gives the student the opportunity to experience college-life which may affect their decision to seek a college education/contemplate a career in the fine arts, it helps families. The NIU Summer in the Arts Camp is a full-week, college-level art making experience at Northern Illinois University premier school of art.  Check it out at www.artscamps.niu.edu Regional 9-12th grade students are nominated by their art teachers through a written recommendation, examples of their work, and a personal essay written by the student. Thanks to the community support from this past year Frost & Friends... we are so proud to award 13 kids this opportunity.  Our very own, Kari O'Connor organized a school visit on May 15th, 2012.  We surprised each student with the scholarship letter and awarded them a DREAM BIG sketchbook. To date, we have given 57 scholarships over the years. Congratulations to all our recipients!!! xox lisA   Darya Chuveron- Rockford Christian High School. Art Teacher- Kelli Saban Skye Cox, Erika Geraldino, Haran Lopez- Guilford High School. Art Teachers- Lisa Doll, Lizzie Woodyatt Anna Girgenti, Derek Droessler, Monica Skzypczak, Jennifer Peters, (not pictured Paul Boguszewski)- Boylan High School.  Art Teachers- Becky Pelley & Tabatha Dougherty Veronica Ciastko- Auburn High School. Art Teacher- Margret Hynes Jesenia Perez and Dalton Thompkins- Jefferson High School.  Art Teacher- Lynn Stockton Katie Draves- Winnebago High School. Art Teacher- Lisa Jimenez

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