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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 27, 2014 – In affiliation with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, La Roche College and North Allegheny School District will sponsor the 2014 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from Feb. 8 to 23.

Artwork submitted by creative teens in grades seven through 12 will be displayed in the Cantellops Gallery and the Zappala College Center at La Roche College. The exhibition will feature over 850 works of art in 16 categories, including film and animation, sculpture, fashion design, video game design, photography, comic art and design. The display will be open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including weekends.

On Feb. 23 at 3 p.m., La Roche College will honor the top-winning participants at an awards ceremony in the Kerr Fitness and Sports Center. Prizes include both regional and national awards, including the Emma Munson Memorial Scholarship awarded to a twelfth grade student, selected from Regional Gold Key winners. Refreshments will be served prior to the event at 1:30 p.m.

“It has been a joy and a privilege for La Roche College to be a part of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards,” said Assistant Professor Maria Ripepi Diven. “The student artwork is always impressive and is a true testament to the talents of our local students, as well as the dedication of the art teachers in our region. Our campus is transformed during the Scholastic Art and Writing show. It becomes a place of inspiration – not just for our design students, but for all La Roche students, faculty, staff and visitors.”

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. It also is the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. The Pittsburgh Arts Region, one of over 100 affiliate organizations nationwide, oversees the Scholastic Awards in Allegheny and Butler counties. Submissions are first judged locally, and top-winning works are then presented to national panels of creative leaders.


About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.



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