WSHS hosts annual Fine Arts Signing Day


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Fourteen Westerville South High School seniors pursuing degrees in the arts were honored in the school’s annual Fine Arts Signing Day on Wednesday.

During the annual event, students announced their intentions to continue their studies in areas such as theatre, education, writing, design and communication at the collegiate level. Much like the athletic signing, the students have scholarships to attend their university in their field. The 14 members of the Class of 2022 who participated in signing day earned scholarships that total more than $802,000 during their four-year college careers.

They include:

  • Madison Yanichko, Musical Theatre Performance, Coastal Carolina University

  • William Serozynski, Communications with a concentration in Film and Media and a minor in Music, Bridgewater State University

  • Isa Sanchez, Musical Theatre Performance with a minor in Dance, Western Michigan University

  • Sammantha Robinson, Acting, Otterbein University 

  • Maggie Price, Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education, West Virginia University  

    • She will be marching in the “The Pride of West Virginia” Marching Band 

  • Isabella Price, Musical Theatre, Roosevelt University - Chicago College of Performing Arts

  • Malik Phillips, Communications: Sports Broadcasting, University of Cincinnati 

  • Elliot Oliver, Illustration/Painting, Columbus College of Art and Design

  • Lillian Malone, Political Science & Journalism, Loyola University Chicago

  • Kyra Lesmerises, Radio/TV/Film screenwriting concentration, Northwestern University

  • Harper Fullen, double major in Life Sciences and Illustration and Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Heath Benton, Contemporary and Digital Music with a concentration in Guitar Performance, Ohio University

  • Trinity Barnes, Fine Arts Major, Columbus College of Art and Design

  • Riley Bannister, Musical Theatre Performance with minor in Dance, Western Michigan University

Fine Arts signing day was created by WSHS leaders and Otterbein alumnus Desmond Fernandez six years ago as a way to celebrate WSHS students who seek degrees or participate in the fine arts in college.