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Pittsburgh, January 13, 2009 — High school students from around the region will get the chance again this year to show off their artistic skills when La Roche College hosts Scholar – Art 2009, the third exhibit of SCHOLAR students in Art and Design, from Monday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Cantellops Art Gallery on the College’s main campus in McCandless Township.

Students will be submitting artwork in a variety of media to the show that will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special awards ceremony slated for Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

“People can see masterpieces from the best art students in high school in the Pittsburgh area,” said Chiara Sauret, SCHOLAR program director. “This is a unique experience because the College opens up to the community and works with the community.”

This year 19 public and private schools are participating in the SCHOLAR program, the concurrent enrollment partnership between La Roche College and western Pennsylvania high schools. Since 1995, SCHOLAR has enabled qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn credits toward a college degree. As students become part of the La Roche community, they are encouraged to become lifelong learners who can participate in the resolution of contemporary social, political and moral issues.

While visitors are on campus for the special awards ceremony, Sauret invites everyone to visit the new Interior Design and Graphic & Communication Design space renovated in the fall 2008. The new area is located in the basement of the Wright Library, also due for renovation this year.

“Visitors will be able to see the brand new facilities and speak with some of the professors and students as well,” Sauret said. “These are our College’s top two programs, and our students will have their projects and work areas on display.”

The 19 high schools participating in the SCHOLAR program this year are: Aliquippa, Ambridge, Baldwin, Bishop Canevin, Central Catholic, Franklin Regional, Hampton, Mt. Alvernia, North Allegheny, North Catholic, North Hills, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Pine-Richland, Quigley Catholic, Saint Joseph, Serra Catholic, Seton-La Salle, Shaler, and West Mifflin. Of those total schools, four have students participating in this show.

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