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! ARCHMERE STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL ART AWARDS ! (Claymont, DE) March 20, 2014 Archmere sophomore John Vaile 16 is the recipient of the

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2014 distinguished national American Visions Award for his sculpture titled The Animal Within, which he created for a class assignment. The American Visions Awards recognize the top individual work of art from each regional competition of the Scholarship Arts Award Scholarship Program. Johns work had previously received a Gold Key in the regional competition in Delaware. About 700 works of art and writing are annually recognized across the United States from 250,000 submissions.

! I was very surprised when I found out that I had won, says John, who added that his parents are excited for him. John has taken art classes at Archmere since his freshman year. ! Fellow Archmere artists and sophomore Claire Moosberg 16 also received national recognition

for her acrylic painting titled Cannoli Craze earning a silver medal in the competition. The painting also received a Gold Key in the regional competition in Delaware. Currently working on two independent studies with Archmere faculty members, Claire says that art is her passion. I want to pursue art in college, she says, adding that acrylics is her favorite medium.

! John's piece will be on display in New York at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons:
The New School for Design. Both John and Claire will be honored at Carnegie Hall on Friday, June 6 at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony, which will be webcast live.

! Johns sculpture will also be featured on giant screens in Time Square during the day Friday,
June 6. Student work will be shown on the screens all day leading up to the ceremony. ----! Archmere Academy is a Catholic, Norbertine college preparatory school, valuing community,

respect, zeal, reverence and wisdom. Nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development and service to others. Inspired by its heritage, Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders young men and women prepared for every good work.