Art as its own reward

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Students sell their to work to fund scholarship

KateLynn Slaamot

NLJ Correspondent

Promoting student creativity through art is important, according to Jimmie Josephson, Newcastle High School art teacher. To help achieve this goal, an art scholarship, established in 2011, helps students who are going into post-secondary education for the arts.

To raise the scholarship funds, a silent auction has been held every year since 2011, except for 2016. Because it is only awarded to those who are planning on pursuing some sort of college education in one of the art forms, the scholarship has only been awarded twice. In 2014, Chloe Coy received the scholarship, and this year, 2018 graduate Bailey Lacey will receive the scholarship. Her scholarship this year is worth $1,600, which is the amount that had accumulated from prior years. The money will go directly to the university that the winner will attend to help pay for tuition and fees for art classes.

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