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Higgins named AHS Artist of the Year

Austin High School is proud to announce that Cynder Higgins has been chosen as the 2019-2020 Artist of the Year.

Higgins has received numerous accolades for her art, which spans multiple mediums. When asked what advice she’d give to younger artists, she advocated focused practice.

“When you practice painting, drawing, sculpting, or any other medium, you are also developing skills to find and fix mistakes or flaws faster and easier,” she said. “Use this to your advantage and take the time to work on the soft skills of art just as much as the hard skills.”

Austin boasts numerous highly regarded artistic programs with dedicated and hard-working faculty who work hard to help develop students’ artistic abilities.

Austin grad Cynder Higgins has been chosen as the 2019-2020 Artist of the Year. Photo provided

“There was a certain energy that the department had that I felt comfortable with,” Higgins said. “[Art] played a huge role in keeping me focused on what is importantThe arts in Austin fit that role very well, and I don’t think I could have found that had I been somewhere else.”

Higgins, a member of the AHS Art Club, will be attending Penn State to study architectural engineering.