“For me, art is a journey. It teaches me more about how I perceive the world around me, and it helps me understand what it is inside of me that I want to share with that world.”

Age: 16

School: Episcopal High School

Parents: Ken and Julie Ritter


Book: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

Music: Fall Out Boy and most contemporary alternative

Movie: “A Single Man”

TV show: BBC’s “Sherlock”

Role model: Her art teacher, Kate Trepagnier

Hangout: House of Blues in New Orleans

Extra: Ritter was recently awarded a full tuition and room and board scholarship to attend The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation 2011 Summer Seminar Program, held at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. The program, for gifted high school juniors, selects participants from CDs of original work and a written recommendation from a high school art teacher.

Ritter is also involved in her church youth group, community service, journalism, Beta Club, art club and summer art seminars at Savannah College of Art and Design. She received a school award of excellence for AP English III, award of merit for Marine Biology and award of merit for Drawing II.