My elementary school art teacher was amazing! Her name is Mrs Casey. She was so passionate about the great artists and taught us not to be afraid to try anything, so we did. This year, my senior year, she was hired as my High School's Art teacher! She is the one who told me about this contest, challenged me and has always encouraged me to follow my passion. For my tuxedo, I wanted to use as many colors as possible and create my own piece of wearable modern art. I used all deceased Masterpiece Artists as my inspiration because I wanted my creation to be classy, fun and unique while paying respect to the great artists who have influenced so many! I have been accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design. The cost is $60K a year, I have spent the last couple of years entering various scholarship contests, working hard on grades and saving money but this scholarship has been the most fun and challenging for sure! It was hard, sometimes very frustrating and tedious but I kept pushing to not compromise the vision I had and I am so glad I did. One of the hardest and scariest parts was making my own pattern, cutting the intricate pieces and then making all of the final adjustments so the tux would fit just right (where the shoulders and arms met, were by far the most challenging). It was such a huge relief and so excitng when it all came together. The best part was sending her the pictures and video of the finished tuxedo. I'm hoping I made her proud because her passion for Art is what has made me choose Design as a career and I am so excited to be able to go to college to do what I love.