The Fine Arts are an integral part of a student’s academic development, serving to cultivate them through optical and aural aesthetic experiences. All students are encouraged to pursue their artistic interests. Our courses balance the overall learning process by offering alternatives to deductive reasoning and the purely rational and factual areas of study. This is, therefore, a more experiential, inductive and creative approach to learning through which the student is able to exhibit his own personal expression. As a result, he learns something valuable about himself and is able to communicate that to others.
- Cameron Colella '12, a runner up last year in policy debate, and this year' partner Kevin Pucci '14 became the OHSSL 2012 Policy Debate champions with an undefeated record of 9-0. This is Saint Ignatius' fourth state championship in Policy Debate (2001, 2004, 2006).
- Alexander DeWitt '12 was a semi finalist OHSSL finals in Prose Interpretation.
- Cameron Colella '12 and Kevin Pucci '14, along with Andrew Beddow '14 and Sean Lavelle '14 were National Forensic League qualifiers to national finals representing the NorthCoast District of Ohio. Cameron was awarded 6th place speaker/386 debaters. Cameron and Kevin finished in 14th place/186 teams from around the nation.
- Daniel Martin '12 was a 2011 State Finalist for the "Doodle for Google" competition hosted by Google. He was one of two students chosen from the entire state of Ohio by Google for his innovative "Doodle for Google" design. The theme, "What I'd like to do someday" is reflected in his design.
- In the Lincoln Financial Group/National Forensic League National Speech & Debate Tournament, Cameron James Colella '12 and Johnathan Christian Dokler '11 coached by Mr. Joseph Buzzelli finished in 13th place. Qualifiers to the tournament competed for more than $200,000 in college scholarships in the events.
- Notable student artwork is submitted by teachers to the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Competition where our students have won Gold Key honors.
- Nicholas Labate '13 was awarded in the 2012 Governor's Art Show for his drawing, "Untitled." The artwork is temporarily displayed in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus. From nearly 12,000 regional winners, Nick was one of 300 students to be awarded at the state level.