March 18, 1998
FIRST IMATION COMPUTER ARTS PROGRAM
AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 25 HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS
The Computer Arts Scholarship Program, announced last year by Imation Corp.
in partnership with the National Art Education Association, its National
Art Honor Society (NAHS) program and American Association of School
Administrators reviewed the submissions of over 1,200 participants.
Twenty-five high school students received scholarships totaling more than
Five NAEA National Art Honor Society students were among the 25 students
receiving scholarships: Jeffery Slutz, Thompson Valley High School, NAHS
Chapter #1235, Loveland, CO; Nolan Goodnight, Washington Arts High School,
NAHS Chapter #123, Dallas, TX; Michael Plescia, Wilcox High School, NAHS
Chapter #338, Santa Clara, CA; Michael Rosenfelder, Northwestern High
School, NAHS Chapter #177, Hyattsville, MD; and Greggory Collier, Mount
Dora High, NAHS Chapter #846, Mount Dora, FL.
Each of the 25 finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship, a school trophy and
an all-expense -paid trip with a parent, guardian, or school representative
to St. Paul, MN, April 18-19, for an awards event including art museum
visits. Of the 25 finalists, five will be chosen to receive an additional
$2,500 scholarship. The announcement of the top five finalists will be
made during the awards ceremony.
The program is a unique approach to encouraging technology and creativity
in art education. "Technology continues to be a hot topic for art
educators," said Thomas A. Hatfield, NAEA Executive Director. "Response
to the Imation Computer Arts Scholarship program clearly demonstrates the
potential for the computer in the art room. I commend the teachers for
encouraging students to use technology in unique and creative ways. NAEA
is pleased to join Imation and AASA in recognizing the 5 NAHS and the 20
additional scholarship recipients:"
Justin Magness, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA; Alisa McCusker,
Cannon Falls High School, Cannon Falls, MN; Christopher Pike, Calais High
School, Calais, ME; Thomas Leavitt, Ironwood High School, Glendale, AZ;
Susie Jang, Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT; Brandon Pennington, Strafford
High School, Strafford, MO; Jacob Watson, Pocatello High School, Pocatello,
ID; Jim Wang, Union Hill High School, Union City, NJ; Hannah Fishman,
Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Christopher Rodgers, Suwannee
High School, Live Oak, FL; Ramon Hernandez, Anaheim High School, Anaheim,
CA; Paul Dick, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA; James Ochmanek,
The Field School, Washington, DC; Jeffrey Whitehead, Hillcrest High,
Midvale, VT; Steven Toh, Loara High School, Anaheim, CA; Erick Gustofson,
Patchogue/Medford High School, Medford, NY; Christopher Bowers, Lancaster
Country Day School, Lancaster, PA; Eric Epstein, Brighton High School,
Rochester, NY; Sandra Fritsche, Jenison High School, Jenison, MI; and
Justin Wolf, Lake Central High School, St. John, IN.
"On behalf of Imation and our distinguished partners, I congratulate each
of the 25 award recipients," said Bill Monahan, chairman and chief
executive officer, Imation Corp. "The computer art generated by these
talented students shows the creativity made possible through the
combination of art and technology. We are pleased to host the winners at
the awards weekend in St. Paul in April."
"By encouraging and rewarding these students, programs like this will allow
people to see the sheer power of combining technology and art. The art
that these students submitted demonstrates their creativity and ingenuity.
We would also like to recognize the educators, parents and communities who
support and encourage them. AASA is delighted to join Imation and the NAEA
in recognizing these talented students," said AASA Executive Director Paul
Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the largest
professional art education association in the world. Membership includes
K-12 teachers, art administrators, museum educators, art council staff and
university professors from throughout the United States, Canada and abroad;
a network of over 16,000 art educators and 20,000 NAHS students speaking
the same language, sharing the same concerns and promoting a common
mission: To advance art education through professional development
services, advancement of knowledge and leadership.
The American Association of School Administrators with headquarters in
Arlington, VA was founded in 1865. Its 15,000 members include top decision
makers in schools and school systems across the nation and in other parts
of the world, such as superintendents, central office administrators,
principals, and others who hold key position in leadership in education.
For more information contact: Jacqueline L. Berry, Manager, Government and
Community Affairs, Imation Corp., (612)704-5963.
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