Send Keely to Interlochen Art Camp

Keely is a 7th grade student at the Carthage Middle School. Keely is a very gifted and talented artist, and was recently accepted to the Interlochen Summer Art Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Out of thousands of applications, from over 50 countries, Keely was accepted into the Advanced Drawing and Painting group which required a portfolio to be sent in order for her to be considered. The cost for this 3 week program is $4840. After receiving 2 separate scholarships from Interlochen, we still need to raise $3090.
A little history on Keely's art background:
First Place - 2009 Jefferson County Fair, drawing
First Place - 2010 Jefferson County Fair, painting
Second Place - 2010 Jefferson County Fair, painting
Best of Show - 2011 Jefferson County Fair, painting
Second Place - 2011 Jefferson County Fair, drawing
First Place - 63rd Annual North Country Art Council Art Show, drawing
People's Choice Award - Special Children's contest, April 2012 issue of Artist's World Magazine
Top 10 - Spring 2012 Celebrating Art Contest
First Place - 2012 Jefferson County Fair, drawing
Second Place - 2012 Jefferson County Fair, sculpture
Winner - 2012 Temporary Gallery Kids Into Art
Silver Key Awards - 2013 CNY Scholastic Art Show, 2 drawings

Keely has also been a featured artist on the blog Art Meets Vienna:
http://artmeetsvienna.blogspot.com/2012/03/keely-oconnor-deferiet-ny-usa.html?spref=fb

Photo's of Keely's artwork can be found on her Facebook fan page here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keely-OConnor/282768335080090#!/pages/Keely-OConnor/282768335080090

Keely is also the first 7th grade student, in the history of Carthage Central, to be taking art classes not only in the Middle School but also in the highschool, where she is excelling at the 9th grade level. Keely is an above average student who will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on April 11th.
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Kellie O'Connor 
Organizer
Deferiet, NY
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