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Summit Art Awards Art Scholarships To Local Seniors.

Summit Art is proud to announce the 2011 Scholarship awards presented to outstanding Lee’s Summit seniors who plan to pursue a degree in art.  Summit Art is pleased to award Kyle Dyer of Lee’s Summit North, Max Belanger of Lee’s Summit High School, and Alexandria Katzfey of Lee’s Summit West each a scholarship to continue their art education in the amount of $500. 


Kyle Dyer of Lee’s Summit North plans to attend John Brown University pursuing a double major in Graphic Design & Music.  Kyle’s instructors describe him as having a dedicated and strong work ethic and dependability in the class room.  He has an insatiable appetite for learning which he approaches with a very serious, passionate, positive attitude.  He has the gift of self discipline and shows confidence without any hint of arrogance.  Kyle plays trumpet in top Symphony Orchestra (10-12), is in Lee’s Summit North Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, all District Band, and Missouri All State Orchestra.  Kyle earned 1 Ratings at Missouri State Solo & Small Ensemble Festival (10-12).  Kyle is Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America.

Alexandria Katzfey of Lee’s Summit West plans to attend the University of Kansas pursuing a double major in Architecture and Graphic Design. She has always taken the advanced art courses offered, currently enrolled in three IB classes, and also in the IB Art Program. Alexandria mentioned that she is thankful for her amazing, supportive family, who share her passion for learning and all that High School activities can offer.  She states “due to my challenging classes, great preparation from my teachers and hard work, I have been accepted into the University of Kansas Masters School of Architecture and Graphic Design Program.  This profession allows me to continue my love for drawing in a more sophisticated manner.” Alexandria’s activities and sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball and AAU Track & Field. She was active in Girl Scouts and involved in her church and Young Life. Alexandria works with special needs students in preparation for Job Olympics. Alexandria currently has her own health column and illustrates for her school newspaper, the Titan Scroll.

Max Belanger of Lee’s Summit High School plans to attend Maryland Institute College of Art and will be pursuing a major in Animation.  Max is described as an outstanding art student, and a very talented, creative and persistent artist.  He has a long list of honors and awards, including Outstanding IB Art Student, Art Student of the Year, Communication Arts Student of the year, Show Me Award in Editorial Writing, and many more. Max is a member of the National Honor Society throughout his high school career, is a Tiger Mentor, and member of Stage Crew.  Max was Editor his junior year and is currently the Editor in Chief of the Lee’s Summit High School newspaper.  Max took part of the A Plus Program during grades 10-12 was a member of Earth Club and served on the Executive Council.

Summit Art would like to invite the public to join them in “Celebrating the Future of Art” at the Student Artist Reception to be held Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8pm at GOT Art Gallery on Third in downtown Lee’s Summit.  Artwork from the award winners will be on display for you to view along with works from the other outstanding talent who participated in the scholarship competition Kristin Kruse, Brent Mehlenbacher, and Leah Fisher.

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