5 students win scholarships
Four local high school seniors and one Yavapai College student are receiving $1,000 scholarships from Mountain Artists Guild.
Brandi Avery, Noah Badillo, Yolanda Bentley, Cori Burke and Chad Trumbo will continue their education, not only at colleges and universities in Arizona, but also in Heidleberg, Germany, Alberta, Canada and Columbus, Ohio, thanks to the local art organization.
Mountain Artists Guild is sponsoring a special reception for the students from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Frame and I Gallery, 229 W. Gurley St.
The students' skilled and imaginative work will continue on display at the Frame and I through June 2.
This year's selection of winners was based on their artistic ability and overall standing in his or her school and community, said MAG scholarship chair, Angelo Scotillo.
"Input from teachers and the community was an important consideration," he said.
The mission of the guild is to financially help local students in pursuing their education in art-related fields.
"Through the guild's scholarship program, local students are able to continue their education and use their artistic talents to positively affect their chosen careers," Scotillo said.