An incoming JU freshman earned the spotlight in a Sunday, Jan. 27, Florida Times-Union article after receiving a $5,000-a-year JU scholarship, based on her photographs exhibited in the North East Florida Scholastic Art Awards.
Jenna Summa, 18 and a home-school student, was presented the award by JU art professor Ginger Sheridan at the main Jacksonville Public Library. She plans to major in photography.
“I pull a lot of inspiration from classical photography,” Summa told the Times-Union.
Sheridan told Wave Weekly that JU gives the scholarship to the highest Scholastic Art Awards-ranked student who indicates a desire to attend JU. Summa had a 3.5 GPA and received a Gold Key award for one of her photos and a Silver Key for the other, Sheridan added.
Students submitted nearly 800 entries in 28 categories of art and writing to the regional competition, which is an affiliate of the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Sponsors include the Haskell Co. and Duval Art Teachers Association, according to the article. Of the submissions, 70 had their artwork exhibited on the library’s third floor, and a digital display of the silver key and honorable mention winners’ art was shown in the library’s auditorium, the Times-Union reported.
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