As the spring season rolls around, many seniors are beginning to hear back from their dream schools that they applied to earlier this fall. For one senior, her acceptance into University of Cincinnati’s DAAP Program was long awaited but well worth it.

The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning is located on the university’s main campus and is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious design schools in the U.S. and the world. In fact, University of Cincinnati was the only public school listed in I.D. Magazine’s list of the top ten design schools worldwide.

Senior Chelsea McCormick has been a lover of art since she was young. “It is therapeutic and a place where I can relieve all my stress,” she said.

“I first started getting into art when I received a drawing book from my mom and that is where I became interested,” McCormick stated.

McCormick plans on majoring in Industrial Design in college, which is one of the toughest majors to choose in the DAAP Program.

Although she may have the gift of being artistic, McCormick still has to practice at her skill. McCormick spends anywhere from two to twelve hours a week working on her art pieces, and that is only counting hours outside of school. In school, she is in Mr. Vesper’s AP Art class and spends around seven hours doing art during the school week.

“My dream art job would be to be able to design products that become really useful and improve day-to-day activities,” McCormick said.

Outside of being artistically gifted, McCormick is involved in many clubs, is a Link Crew Leader, and takes multiple AP classes, including AP Literature.

“I’m so happy I got in because DAAP is super awesome, and it’s a world renowned school and I’m so excited to be a part of it. With DAAP, I feel like I have a future as bright as I want it to be with their help. I couldn’t be happier.”




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