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Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa announce winner

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa announced the annual winner of the Youth Art Award recently. This award is given each year to an outstanding visual art student at Huntington North High School. This year the recipient was Sarah Johnson, a senior student who will graduate with an Academic Honors Diploma and will continue her post-secondary education at IPFW next fall.

Sara plans to major in nursing. Presently, she is taking multiple dual credit courses and hopes to gain her CNA license before graduation in June. She also participates as a runner in HNHS Track. Her passion is photography and she leans toward portrait and action photography. This year she conducted senior sessions and sporting events. She was awarded the prestigious Auer Art Scholarship from IPFW.

Sarah said “Although I intend on earning a degree in nursing, I hope to still keep photography ‘in the picture’ for my future.”

Tri Kappa is a unique philanthropic organization because it exists only within the boundaries of the state of Indiana. From these humble beginnings, Tri Kappa has thrived to 146 active chapters and 114 associate chapters with almost 9,000 members. Each Tri Kappa chapter has special projects in its community for charity, culture and education. Local chapters also support statewide projects. Tri Kappa supports the Hoosier Salon and awards fine arts scholarships. The Tri Kappa Art Collection, with almost 100 paintings by artists from Indiana, is on permanent loan to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. Each year local chapters and state Tri Kappa give over $1.5 million to its endeavors of charity, culture and education. Since 1901 Tri Kappa members have donated untold hours and millions of dollars to projects in the state of Indiana.

Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa President Heather Malone, at center, stands beside the 2013 Youth Art Award Recipient Sarah Johnson, left. Dominic Manco, Johnson’s art instructor, also takes part in the recognition of Johnson’s photography talent.