NOTL's Olivia Miele has 200 reasons to be excited as she prepares to head to college.
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre presented Miele, 18, with its $200 art education scholarship last week. The scholarship is set up in honour of one of the Pumphouse's founding members, the late Ian Butler, and is given to a NOTL graduating high school student who is pursuing art.
She also received a one-year membership to the Pumphouse.
“We are delighted to present the 2021 award to Olivia. We wish her all the best in her chosen field,” said Pumphouse board member Gwen Laing.
“Through our various programs and initiatives, we want to encourage the local youth and emerging artists to pursue their creative interests.”
Miele recently graduated from Laura Secord Secondary School and will be attending Ontario College of Art and Design University for graphic design in the fall.
Some of Olivia’s original artworks can be viewed online at the niagarapumphouse.ca website.