Inspired by a family trip to the Grand Canyon and the many photos she took there, Stephanie Helmick started considering photography as a career choice. Now, she’ll be one step closer to making that dream a reality with a $500 scholarship from the Love Life Foundation Fund.
For the past two years, Daynelle Sanner and her mother, Theresa Hutton, both advisors of the Love Life Foundation Fund, have worked with the Trumbull County Educational Service Center to award scholarships to students interested in art. Established in memory of Jarrett Hutton (Daynelle’s brother and Theresa’s son), these scholarships are a way to invest in those who share Jarrett’s love for art.
In addition to photography, Stephanie says she uses many art forms as outlets for creativity, problem solving, inspiration, concentration, and much more. She was encouraged by her great-grandmother who gave her many old cameras for a studio and shop she hopes to one day open, and she continues to be influenced by photographers who use their work to benefit the community.
Graduating from LaBrae High School in May, Stephanie is planning to major in photography at Youngstown State University. She will carry on Jarrett’s legacy as she moves forward into what will no doubt be a creative and exciting future!