Visual Arts: Xian Boles

High school: Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy

GPA: 3.89

Parents/guardians: Masumi Azu and Elson Boles

College you plan to attend: Boston University

Major: Visual arts, painting

Career plans: Painter/biomedical scientific illustrator

Most influential teacher: Mrs. Becky Prine Sullivan, 2D Visual Arts Teacher


■Awarded four-year full tuition scholarship by the College of Fine Arts, Boston University

■Earned a National Medal Gold Medal by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the painting "Made in China, 13 Hours a Day. This piece was also selected one of the top 59 entries by the U.S. Department of Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in Washington D.C., currently part of other Art.Write.Now.D.C award works on 2015-16 Tour, from Washington, D.C., Florida, Indianapolis, South Dakota, to Las Vegas, NV

■Earned ten Gold and Silver keys by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the Western Central Michigan Region during my high school years

■Named Distinguished Scholars of Arts by Michigan Youth Arts Festival for 2014 & 2015