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Indian Hill High School senior named finalist for Overture Award!

Olivia Sheldon

Congratulations to Indian Hill High School (IHHS) senior Olivia Sheldon for her selection as a 2020 Overture Awards Finalist in Visual Art. Sheldon was one of four students in Ohio to achieve this distinction.

“I was thrilled when I opened the email from overtures and found out that I was selected as a finalist!” said IHHS senior Olivia Sheldon. “I am honored to have been chosen.” 

According to the Cincinnati Arts Association, the Overture Awards is a program that recognizes, encourages, and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati students in grades nine through 12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts. The competition offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

"This has been a goal of Olivia's since the beginning of the year,” said IHHS art teacher Adam Wolter. “I'm always delighted as a teacher when I see students set goals, work hard, and realize their potential."

Sheldon will participate in the final competition and award ceremony on Saturday, March 7, in the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Sheldon’s artwork will be on display in the Aronoff Center – Center Stage Room next to the Weston Art Gallery from March 3 through March 7.

Photo caption: Indian Hill High School senior Olivia Sheldon was selected as a 2020 Overture Awards Finalist in Visual Art.