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April 23, 2014

Nina Groom

Age: 18

Grade and school: Senior, Bishop Fenwick High School

GPA: 3.7

Artistic talents: Drawing, painting, sculpting, theater

Extracurricular activities: Theater and musical theater; captain of the Bishop Fenwick girls varsity ice hockey team

Awards or recognitions: Two Silver Keys in the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, for a mixed media sculpture titled “Robot Mermaid” and a digital media piece titled “Angler Fish.”

Future college plans and intended major: While undecided at this point, Nina is leaning toward attending the University of South Carolina.

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

I got started in the arts at a young age. I took multiple art classes throughout my childhood. However, I became most serious about my art when I transferred to Bishop Fenwick sophomore year.

Why do you love your art?

I love my art because I love seeing the finished product. I also love the feeling of bringing a piece to life and having it reflect my personality.

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

My proudest accomplishment in the arts is probably my awards in the Scholastic Art competition. I am also proud of my accomplishments in the theater, for I love to act.

How have you balanced school with your art?

I have balanced art with school by viewing artwork as homework. I set aside time every night to work on a piece.

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

I hope to continue making art throughout college.

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

I almost decided to go to art school, but I was unsure of my future career path. I do hope to continue art as a hobby, though.

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