By Maple Ridge News Staff
Four talented artists from across the school district have been awarded scholarships from The ACT.
Kamil Gallus from Pitt Meadows Secondary School and Gladys Zhao from Meadowridge School both received a scholarship in visual/media arts.
Ethan Page from Maple Ridge Secondary School and Nicky Walton from Maple Ridge Christian School both received scholarships in music.
As part of the awards process, students had to submit artistic portfolios and were then interviewed by an adjudication panel of artistic professionals and instructors.
Students who apply for the scholarships are evaluated on a combination of demonstrated artistic achievement, technical skill and level of presentation, grades relating to the artistic category, personal resumé, and planned attendance at a post-secondary institution.
“Winning this scholarship reaffirms my ability and skills in visual art,” said award recipient Gallus, adding that he is proud of his art and is now further motivated to pursue a career in the field.