The Hopewell Valley Arts Council awarded its annual scholarships to four Hopewell Valley Central High School 2019 graduating seniors Owen Harrison, Eliza Rosenthale, Ruby Reynertson, and Meredith Taggart.

This year’s HV Arts Council Scholarship award winners all work in different media, but share a passion for the arts and its ability to shed light on the workings of their inner self and the community.

Hopewell Valley Arts Council awarded $500 scholarships to graduating Hopewell Valley Central High School seniors Eliza Rosenthale, Owen Harrison, Ruby Reynertson, and Meredith Taggart (not in photo).

Harpist Reynertson will attend Drexel University in the fall. Senior Harrison will attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to pursue a bachelor’s degree in drama and acting.

Rosenthale is a poet who will continue writing as a student at Rutgers University. Studio artist Taggart is a believer in the power of the arts to move people throughout her community. “I want to encourage people in my community to get involved with art,” she says.

The Arts Council is set to host ArtConnect Forum: A Community Gathering for Art Enthusiasts, Artists and Creative Minds on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6–8 p.m. at The Pennington School, and the 5th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve from Friday to Monday, Oct. 11–14. Web: hvartscouncil.org.