Amanda Snoozy is a Proviso East High School senior and self proclaimed art addict. She and her entire class recently participated in an art competition held by the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) where students competed to have their artwork displayed on a poster honoring National Youth Art Month. Snoozy’s artwork was chosen over the work of 300 students in the state of Illinois. Now her artwork will be combined with that of students from across the country and fly as a part of a National Youth Art Month flag at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
“One of the greatest things about artwork is being able to share it with others,” said Illinois Youth Art Chairman Nick Hostert. “It’s not often that students have an opportunity to have their artwork showcased on a local, regional, and national scale. Students’ artwork was circulated to all 700 IAEA members as well as Illinois State Senators, the Illinois House of Representatives, our U.S. Senators, and Congressmen. Additionally, the artwork poster will be converted into a flag that will fly nationally in Washington D.C.”
Snoozy says she has loved art since elementary school. As a senior at Proviso East High, she’s already been accepted into the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago. Snoozy ultimately hopes to become a video game designer.
“I am ecstatic,” said Snoozy. “This will help me to get my name out. I want to be a video game designer. So, if people start to recognize my artwork now--it will help me later.”
In addition to being a nationally recognized artist, Snoozy is also a star student. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, the art club, club anime, and she’s been named a visual arts scholar.
Congratulations Amanda! Keep up the Great Work!