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Mount Mercy Senior Wins Best in Show in All-High Art Competition

Mount Mercy Academy Mia Mahar (Lakeview) recently was awarded “Best in Show” at Daemen College’s 51st Annual All-High Art Exhibition.   Mahar, a student of Jacqueline Welch, Mount Mercy’s art teacher and an award winning artist, won with her charcoal drawing entitled “Self-Portrait with Dogs”.

    Mahar is the first Mount Mercy student to win this prestigious competition.  She was also awarded a four year renewable partial scholarship if she attends and majors in art.  

    “Mia is a really hard-working student.  She does everything that she needs to do in order to succeed,” Welch commented.  “She is very receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.”

    Mahar, an Advanced Placement art student, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahar of Lakeview.


Captions:   Mia Mahar with her “Best in Show” drawing.


    Mia Mahar and her art teacher, Jacqueline Welch, with her “Best in Show” Drawing.


"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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