This is it...im sittin in my Web page II class writing off what is quite possibly the last DA journal i'll make in my high school career. Last day in on the 16th, also happens to be the first of the two-day Colorado State Track & Field meet...but i don't compete until Saturday. High jump and triple this year im afraid, Mayben beat me out in long jump by three inches. PR'd in all my events from last year:
Juinor: HJ-6'5'', LJ-21', TJ-I don't even kno
Senior: HJ-6'6'', LJ-21'8'', TJ-44'6.75''
Should be fun...i dunno, sad this is prolly the last team organized sport i'll do for quite some time post-high school. But you gotta take the bad with the good i suppose. As for college, I almost forgot to mention the results from the Scholastics Art & Writing Awards
received a silver key at regionals back in January i beleive, Albesia
won me a $500 scholarship from CAEA
to any in-state art related university of my choosing, while Alana
and Ghosted City
both won gold keys which meant they were shipped to New York for national judging. It wasn't untill a few weeks later that i found Ghosted City won a gold key at nationals in the individual catagory. Aside from portfolios, this is the highest award an individual piece can receive through Scholastics. 100,000 pieces were judged regionally while 10,000 of those works were sent off for national merits, and only 1,000 of those were awarded gold/silver keys at New York, placing my work in the top 1% of all high school students across the nation. The ceremony will be held at Carniege hall from the 4th through the 6th and me and my family with be staying in NYC for a lil over a week...which is great! Right??
Unfortunatly the Art Institute of CO (already applied and been accepted) doesn't honor this award...at all. Nor the $2K i got from College In Colorado
, AND my work didn't quite make their own personal scholarship contest for $10K (but was put up for review to the head of my department for advanced placement...ppsshh) In short, i haven't had a great experience with the AI...but to be honest, they aren't my first choice either. It's just i can't exactly afford to live out of state right now, so even a sister school out in Cali is pretty much outta the question for now. Which brings me to my 2nd choice, RMCAD
. My graphic design teacher has a connection with one of the admissions directors there and had great sucess in the past send her students their on generous talent-based scholarships. Now i'v already qualified for a $3K grant each year as long as i maintain my current GPA, PLUS they accept the College In Colorado monies...all this on top of a portfolio i haven't even SHOWED them yet for my application.
My question is this...while the AI offers a career placement program, as well as transfer credits to sister schools across the nation, their degree is heavily animation based (something i have very little interest in). RMCAD offeres degrees like computer illustraton, conceptual illustration, and character development, but is very fine-artsy and this could prove difficult when ransfering to an entertainment districts. My ultimate interest at present is conceptual art (digital/traditional or otherwise) to be used in entertainment heavy industries, vid-games movies etc. Unfortunatly my talent is far from where i'd like it to be and in my eyes (and what little research i'v done) not NEAR ready for employment in said fields. Understandible when your only 18 unless you just freakishly amazing. And i know who's of you are out there because you're the ones i study and learn from.
Anyway, perhaps im just rambeling because i never really got to a question/point...just wondering what your thoughts are because i'm getting nervous about not having done this months ago. Any advise/opinions would be most appreciated...
-see you on the other side
Just wanted to fill this space with some of the most talented minds in existance...gotta rep the people who have provided me with insights, immagination, and inspiration for the last 2 years now (in no particular order)...
...and to the coolest group on DA, run by the coolest mods you'l' ever meet!
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