Sheridan student wins Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Derek Desierto has become the first Sheridan student to win the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship as part of the National Cartoonists Society. Derek is an Animation student who was chosen from over 60 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Washington, DC in May. The scholarship is awarded to a college student in the United States, Canada or Mexico in their Junior or Senior year of college during the following academic year, and is selected by a panel of professional cartoonists.

Courtesy of NCS:

“Derek was a product designer who decided to shift gears and follow his dream of working in animation. In addition to his studies, Derek and a group of fellow first-year students created the art collective WÜNDERKID. They produced two animated shorts, one of which, “Leggo my Preggo,” was accepted into the Ottawa International Animation Festival.”

Congratulations to Derek on this terrific achievement. We thank you for all of your hard work and wish you the best in the future.

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