BGA announces quarterly Mary Campbell Easel Award recipient

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Battle Ground Academy has awarded senior Katelyn Helberg with its quarterly Mary Campbell Easel Award for her colored pencil rendering, “Don’t Block the View.”

Helberg has been in BGA’s art program for all four years of upper school. She is currently enrolled in AP studio art.

“Katelyn’s love of travel and the world around her fuels her passion for art,” said Wendi Park, BGA Upper School art teacher. “Her AP portfolio addresses the human responsibility to protect the environment and preserve the natural beauty of the earth. We are impressed with her growth over the years, which is exemplified in this work of art.”

The Mary Campbell Visual Arts Center and this award are named for the late wife of Stewart “Brother” Campbell, who graduated from BGA in 1968. Along with the gift of the Mary Campbell Visual Arts Center, BGA’s art department was also fortunate to receive several pieces of furniture and equipment from her studio. One of these was her easel. 

To honor Mary Campbell’s memory, it was decided that every quarter the visual arts teachers would review the work of current students and choose a piece of art they feel exemplifies the qualities BGA students strive to achieve: creativity, effort and quality. The chosen piece receives the Mary Campbell Easel Award and is displayed for the duration of the next quarter.

Established in 1889, Battle Ground Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory school for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. More information on the school can be found at

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