Megan See, an art student at Bay High School, was the first recipient of the BAYarts Ruth Purdy-Leslie Scholarship. The $500 award is for a student attending college in the fall for a career in an art field. Megan is a multi-award winning ceramic artist going to Cleveland Institute of Art in the fall who won the judges over with her passionate and focused application.
The scholarship is the first of its kind through the Ruth Purdy-Leslie Scholarship. The fund was created by friends and family of former Bay Village art teacher and resident Ruth Purdy-Leslie. Ruth's mother, Marianne, was one of the founders of the original Baycrafters, and Ruth continued to teach and take classes at BAYarts in her adult life. A colorful memorial garden on BAYarts campus features stones and sculptures created by her former students. A mural created by the Rustbelt Monster Collective is the backdrop.