Local art students win BU scholarships

For immediate release: May 22, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Danville Area High School student Hadley Wiktor won first prize in a portfolio review by faculty from Bloomsburg University’s Department of Art and Art History. As first-place winner, Wiktor received a $1,500 tuition scholarship to BU to major in art.

Other winners in the portfolio review were:

  • Linda Yang, also of Danville Area High School, second prize, a $1,000 scholarship to study art at BU
  • Vincent Kuhar, Bloomsburg Area High School, third prize, a $500 tuition scholarship to BU

Receiving honorable mention were Rachel Snyder and Ahlena Davies, both from Danville Area High School; Olivia Greene, Southern Columbia Area High School; and Evie Allport, Bloomsburg Area High School.

Other participants in the portfolio review were Kayley Dillon and Breanna Fowler, both from Bloomsburg Area High School; Lexus Mordan and Briana Wakefield, both from Millville High School; Julia Shipe, Danville Area High School; and Savannah Scherer, Southern Columbia Area High School.

Artwork by all of the participants in the portfolio review will be on display in BU’s Haas Gallery of Art until June 15, and in the Stairwell Gallery of The Exchange in downtown Bloomsburg from June 29 to Aug. 14.

The portfolio review and tuition scholarship program is possible thanks to the generosity of a Bloomsburg community donor who was inspired by First Columbia Bank’s Teen Star Competition.