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2023 Encouragement Award

The Encouragement Award was created by a donor who wanted to support and honor creativity and a-ha moments demonstrated by selected summer camp students ages eight to fifteen who completed at least one full week of the Adams County Arts Council summer camps. Students who were nominated by their instructor demonstrated artistic and creative excellence in their exploration of their chosen art theme and medium. Of the twenty-four students nominated, five were chosen as encouragement award winners earning a cash prize, as well.

Nominees: Alex Boccia, Alwin Diricio, Andrew Taylor, Anna Robinson, Ariella Hooper, Aubree Berwager, Ava Hooper, Ben Funk, Bennett Mentzer, Callie Yardley Gontz, Catori Perkins, Deandre Ray, Ela Miller, Elena Shugars, Ellie Frey, Helix Palmisano, Jason Snyder, Jillian Ramsey, Jocelyn Kelley, Keller Brashear, Landon Grassmyer, Lily Lowenthal, Megan Staub, Mikah Kalathas, Molly Karom, Nas Kalathas, Olivia Hooper, Raelynn Weiss, and Sunny Nelson.

Winners: Aubree Berwager, Ava Hooper, Deandre Ray, Ellie Frey, and Nas Kalathas.