Richey student earns scholarship for artwork, art department wins too

Sunday, April 4, 2021
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Laurel Sponheim, a student at Richey High School, will receive a $1,500 scholarship for winning first place in Reach Higher Montana’s Design-A-Sticker, Win A Scholarship competition. In addition, the art program at Richey High School will receive a $250 donation from Reach Higher Montana to purchase supplies for the program.

Sponheim’s design features a hiker scaling a mountainside, titled “Find Your Path & Enjoy the Journey.”

Over 350 sticker designs were submitted from students throughout Montana. The top 20 designs were voted on by the public, and Sponheim’s design received the highest number of votes. The top six sticker designs will be used by Reach Higher Montana to encourage and inspire students to find their paths to their future careers. In addition, Sponheim’s design will be featured next fall in Reach Higher Montana’s Stick with Scholarships campaign, encouraging students to explore and pursue scholarship opportunities as part of their funding strategy for continuing their education beyond high school.