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St. Marys Students Wins WAG Scholarship

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The Woodstock Art Gallery has presented a young artist with a cheque for $1,000 cheque. 

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Art Gallery has presented a young artist with a cheque for $1,000 cheque. 

Mya Eichler is the winner of this years Woodstock Legacy Visual Arts Scholarship. WAG advisory Board member and Past President Judy Dent presented her with the cheque last night. Mya will be graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Woodstock next month and will be attending Sheridan College this fall to study interior decorating.

The Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 1990 as a project of the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery. A reserve fund was created in 2018 with the retirement of the Friends of the WAG renaming it the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery Legacy Scholarship. This honour is awarded annually to a graduating high school student from Oxford County who has received proof of acceptance and confirmation to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the field of Visual/Fine/Media Arts.

Mya was thrilled to win the scholarship this year. 

“I am so honoured that I was chosen for this award. Knowing that my work was noticed means a lot and I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity.”

Keeping it in the family, the 2018 winner was Mya’s sister Heidi Eichler who is also enrolled at Sheridan College.

Judy Dent says they are excited to see what Mya can do in her career. 

"Interior Decorating, giving life to a space making it both functional and beautiful is important work. Spaces, whether in a home, a commercial building or in a hospital must also be decorated, to lift our spirits to create a positive environment. Everyone at The Woodstock Art Gallery wishes you success in your chosen field. Good luck next year at Sheridan.”

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