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April 23, 2014

Samantha Keiran

Age: 17

Grade and school: Senior, Bishop Fenwick High School

GPA: 4.45

Artistic talents: Drawing, painting, sculpting, animation, photography

Extracurricular activities: 11 seasons of track and field; Samantha will be completing her 12th season this spring.

Awards or recognitions: Four honorable mentions, a Silver Key, a Gold Key and a Silver Medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Future college plans and intended major: Samantha is deciding between Savannah College of Art, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design and Mass. College of Art.

Tell us how you got started in the arts. How old were you, and what piqued your interest?

I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember. Mostly, I liked it as a way of expressing my imagination.

Why do you love your art?

I love my art because it allows me to share my ideas with others. Creating art is an immersive process that I always enjoy.

What is one of your proudest accomplishments within your art field?

One of my proudest accomplishments has been winning a Silver Medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

How have you balanced school with your art?

I’ve luckily been able to balance school with art fairly well. My school offers many art classes, so my art has always held the same importance as my schoolwork.

What are some of your future goals related to your art?

Someday, I’d like to have my own TV show/movie. It would be incredible to be able to watch one of my ideas come to life.

Do you have any plans to continue studying your art in college, either as a hobby or as a major? How did you come to this decision?

In college, I plan to major in art, with a concentration in animation. I decided to pursue animation because I’ve always had an interest in storytelling, as well as art, and animation is the best combination for me.

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