MIU IV's Purchase Prize Program

  • In 1988, Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV instituted a Purchase Prize Program in recognition of area students who display talent in the arts. Each year, student artwork is selected from the Very Special Arts Exhibit to become part of a permanent collection exhibited at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV office in Grove City. The students receive a monetary award and a Certificate of Recognition. The artwork is framed with a plaque engraved with the student’s name, school district, year and award.

Gary L Miller Purchase Prize

  • The original Purchase Prize Program was started by Gary L. Miller, Executive Director of Midwestern Intermediate Unit from 1983-1992. In 1992, a special award was established in memory of Dr. Miller who took great pleasure in the Very Special Arts Exhibit.

    2011
    Tessa Curtis
    Wilmington Area School District

    2010
    Jodice Edwards
    Clarence Brown Community School

    2009
    Jesse Wenck
    MIU IV/Butler Intermediate
    Nicole Wisniewski
    Seneca Valley Middle

    2008
    Ryan Herman
    Butler Area
    Amber Trepasso
    Grove City Area
    In Celebration of Lillian Humprhrey

    2007
    Devon Ruffing
    Keystone Education Center
    Justin Williams
    MIU IV

    2006
    R. Lubonovich
    Lakeview
    Ryan Reynolds
    MIU IV/Butler VA

    2005
    Nick Reams
    Keystone Charter

    2004
    Sam Hawkins
    Farrell Area
    Steven Keck
    Mars Area
    J. Rivera
    Frew Mill

    2003
    Joshua Fleming
    Keystone Charter

    2002
    John Foley
    MIU IV/Mars
    Heather Winner
    Greenville Area

    2001
    Sharon Nichols
    MIU IV/Mars

    1999
    Alejandro Lesser
    Moniteau

    1997
    Chris Boyles
    Neshannock Twp.
    Brandon Nock
    Seneca Valley

    1995
    Roy Miller
    Commodore Perry

    1993
    Sarah Crum
    Jamestown Area
    Opal Irwin
    Greenville Area
    Thor Miller
    Seneca Valley

    1992
    Thomas McGuire
    Wilmington Area
    Tracy Root
    Sharon City
    Michael Micco
    Walmo Education Center

    1989
    John Owens
    MIU IV/Shenango

    1988
    Walter Miller
    Butler Area

Young Artist Purchase Prize

McDonald's of London, PA Golden Arches Award

Executive Director's Creativity Award

  • 2011
    Gage Peterson
    Greenville Area School District

    2010
    Jacob Brown
    Mars Area High School

     

Special Purchase Prize Awards

  • 2011
    Oksana Ortmann
    South Butler Co. School District
    In memory of Marjorie Vogan

    2010
    Trey Berardi
    Wilmington Middle School
    In memory of Thomas Majersky

    2009
    Justine Sell
    Commodore Perry High School
    In Celebration of Michelle DePrille

    2008
    Caleb Kennedy
    Seneca Valley
    In honor of Deborah Bowser

    2007
    Erykah Hawkins
    Union Area
    In memory of Chuck Eury

    2006
    Abby Eisenbrown
    Ellwood City
    In Celebration of Melissa Miller Rubin

    2005
    Michelle Martin
    Reynolds,
    In Honor of Nel Huck

    2003
    Chris Boyles
    Neshannock Twp.
    Acquired in 2003 in Memory of Donald Whitmer

    This piece was in the first Regional Very Special Arts Show at the Apple Gallery, Boardman, OH in 1989.

    2000
    Donald Holliday
    Union Area
    In Honor of Robert Krysinski