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Josie Ziemski - College Spotlight

Josie Ziemski ’19 – Continuing to Create Art Inspired by Faith

When choosing a college, Josie originally believed seeking a place that was most unfamiliar would be her best option; a big campus with large class sizes. After visiting Catholic University and noting that, the small class sizes appealed to her most after taking them all of her life, her mind changed. Josie says, “I think it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond rather than a small fish in a big pond.” This has rung true to Josie’s experience at Holy Child, being involved in the arts all seven years, primarily developing her talent and passion through visual art.

While working on her visual art, Josie has tapped into her faith as a creative outlet, which ultimately helped her decide on studying Art at Catholic University. “I like the idea of working with people that have the same beliefs and values as me; it gives everyone a common ground and purpose.” As an incoming studio art student, Josie was also awarded the Catholic University’s Karen Laub-Novak Arts and Faith Scholarship, given to students who demonstrate exceptional creative talent.

Josie is most excited for her independence at Catholic and to meet people who have different backgrounds and stories than her. You can read more about Josie in the Catholic Standard here.

  • Dream Job: Animator
  • Years at Holy Child: Seven
  • What Did You Wanna Be When You Were Younger: An Artist and a Chef
  • Favorite Holy Child Tradition: Baccalaureate Mass because of Father Bill's homily and Ginger King Shaw '94's speech.
  • Favorite Holy Child Class: Anatomy because it was very visual and I was able to apply it to myself.
  • What Inspired you the most at Holy Child: Everyone’s drive – I feel like everyone has a very motivated and determined mentality here. I feel like a lot of people strive for things and achieve them and I think that’s inspiring.