VERGENNES-Sierra (SiSi) Lane is a junior from Vergennes Union High School currently enrolled at Hannaford Career Center in her first year of Design & Illustration. She is the daughter of Stewart and Christina Lane of Vergennes.
SiSi is part of the center's Arts Academy, recognized as an HCC Outstanding Student, inducted into the National Art Honor Society and participated in dual enrollment at Community College of Vermont Graphic Design. Recently, she earned the HCC Perfect Attendance Award for second and third quarter of 2011.
Additionally, SiSi finds time to keep actively involved with Varsity Softball (2010-2011), United Way Day of Caring, September 2010 and helped to build set pieces for ART's recent production of "Peter Pan."
SiSi is taking several art classes at VUHS next year and hopes to attend National Portfolio Day in the fall to "shop" her art portfolio around to the top art schools in the nation. She will also be enrolled in the A.R.T. Technical program at HCC.
She will continue to work on the first installment of her graphic novel, Comet Dog. She will work to further develop her cartooning, digital drawing and writing skills. As well, she will showcase her work online on her website that she is currently constructing
SiSi works tirelessly inside and outside of class on her artwork. Completely on her own, she sought out a mentor (a senior at Center for Cartoon Studies) with whom she has weekly contact and critique. SiSi has a massive number of drawings and concepts that she has recorded in her daily sketchbooks and posted on her deviant art site, lost-wolf4.deviantart.com. She will be presenting the results of this large-scale project for her National Art Honor Society Capstone review.
SiSi was nominated for Student of the Month by her teacher Lisa Rader.
Rader said, "SiSi is a serious and committed young artist; she is always willing to push herself, her work process and her art in an effort to become a better artist. She has a very positive attitude as well as an acerbic sense of humor."