Freshman Linzmeier Wins Andrew Mattson Art Scholarship for Summer Study at UW-GB


Tyler Bergner, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

At Notre Dame, there are many ways to receive scholarships. The music department, for example, offers major scholarships for summer camps to reduce the cost for band, orchestra and choir. The art department offers the same opportunity.

Freshman Juliah Linzmeier recently received the Andrew Mattson Art Scholarship, a $350 annual scholarship awarded by the parents of a former NDA student.

Andrew Mattson attend Notre Dame Academy in 1997 and transferred to Southwest High School in 1998. That year he was in a critical car accident and lost his life. Andrew was extremely involved in the art department, and his parents created an annual scholarship to carry on his legacy.

Mrs. Barb Brandtner mentioned this opportunity in class, and Linzmeier was interested. She is currently in two art classes and also involved in the Art Club.

She applied with hopes of experiencing “something a little different than a school art class.”

“I have been into art for a while, but I have never gone to a camp, so I thought it would be something fun to do this summer,” said the freshman.  “This will give me the opportunity to grow in my art knowledge and art skills to eventually be in IB art.”

With this opportunity, she has the chance to experience something a little different outside the high school classroom.  She also wants to be involved in art history in college

Linzmeier will be taking a watercolor class at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay this upcoming summer.

“I’m very proud of her,” said art teacher Barb Brandtner. “Any opportunity that’s open, take it. Many people are too ‘busy’ and don’t take the time to apply. But the outcome is well worth it.”

This camp also is offered to middle schoolers. The middle schoolers focus on two subjects whereas high schoolers have a more rigorous one-subject study. Some subjects that are featured during this art camp are drawing, photography, fashion design, mixed media and computer animation.