artist of the Week

Lilith Hargis, Sophomore


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, 3D

mediums, photography, 3D pen


Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I love the culture Roger Bacon has built for Fine Arts. There are so many opportunities other than just regular choir or basic art classes. Even though I can admit I am not the best when it comes to creative thinking at times, I have grown in a multitude of ways because of the teachers. I wouldn’t have succeeded without their help, and I am so thankful to have this connection.


Favorite Memory

It’s so hard to pick my favorite memory because there have been several. One of my all time favorites is talking to Mrs. Foley. She is able to connect with me, assist me when I need it, and so much more. She helped me grow in my early stages of learning about photography as well and it made me fall in love with it.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Talk to your counselors, or go to the Fine Arts teachers. They are so open to conversation and extremely helpful when it comes to choosing a class that you want to take. You have a place here to grow your talents, and they will help you be more confident in your work, teach you, push you out of your comfort zone, but still have your back to support you in any way that you need. 


Future Plans

My plans for after RB is to major in business so I can open my own one some day.


Other Involvement & Interests

I currently work at Biggby Coffee.  At RB, I have done wrestling and played soccer, and I am also a part of French club and looking to continue doing Bacon Buddies as well as other service opportunities.

Lilith Hargis' Gold Key photograph, "A Day in Chicago"

The annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition for creative studentsThis year Lilith was RB's most decorated student, earning 4 recognitions including a Silver Key AND a Gold Key.  Her Gold Key honored photography will automatically advance to New York City for National judging! CONGRATS Lilith!

Gabriel Ater de Lemos, Sophomore


Visual Art, Intro to Studio Art

mediums, photography, pencil sketches

Drama Guild, We Will Rock You (Rebel Bohemian Perry), Plaza Suite (set crew), Spamalot (Not Dead Fred, Concorde, Ensemble )

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I am involved with the Fine Arts at Bacon because art has been something that I am very passionate about, and RB offers a great community and many opportunities for all types of art.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memories so far have been performing with my friends in the musicals, like last year's We Will Rock You and Spamalot right now.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

You should definitely get involved with the Fine Arts at RB because it is such a great community, and that community makes sure that everyone can excel in whatever way you choose to participate.


Future Plans

I plan to go to college and major in maybe either Law or Theatre.


Other Involvement & Interests

I am also on the Cappies Critics Team

Gabe has really spread his wings in the Fine Arts at RB.  Not only was he recognized for his visual art right out of the Intro class - but he has also excelled on stage.  He has earned a featured solo character in the upcoming "SPAMALOT".  But he's also gotten to work on crew and was selected as a published writer this year on the Cappies Critics team.

Daphne McCabe, Senior


Concert Choir, soprano

Concert Band, percussion

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I want to help create beautiful things.


Favorite Memory

I loved being in Concert Choir last year and my favorite memories have been from soloing in Mass, interacting with the seniors, and singing in the Cincinnati Catholic Honors Choir.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

If one part of Fine Arts isn’t for you, don’t be afraid to try other ones.  There are enough options for you to find your strengths.
I started as an instrument player and was in Concert Band as a freshmen, but I wasn't sure that was for me.  But then I tried choir and through performing with Concert Choir I came to understand how much I love to sing.


Future Plans

I’m definitely going to college, although I haven’t figured out where quite yet.  I plan to major in Computer Science.


Other Involvement & Interests

The other school organizations I’m involved with are Tennis, Academic Team, Ethics Bowl, God Squad, Community Outreach, and St. Vincent de Paul (donate to our Catholic Schools Week drive!!)

Daphne has really developed her vocals over the last year - from being a participant in the Catholic Honor Choir, to winning the Junior Vocal Award.
She was just the featured soloist cantor for all-school Mass this Catholic School's Week!

Laney Sand, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography,
Drawing & Painting, Studio Portfolio

mediums, photography, acrylic paint


Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I have really enjoyed the different art classes, including working towards Senior Portfolio and building up my personal portfolio.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memories have been getting to spend time with and make art with friends and receiving award recognition at Scholastics. 


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

It is worth it to get involved. You can gain so many good friendships and learn how to express yourself through your work.  


Future Plans

Undecided.

Ashlyn McIntyre, Junior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, 3D, Drawing & Painting

mediums, pencil, charcoal, 2D drawing, painting, digital design


Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Being involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon has been an opportunity to grow. 
I like learning skills that help develop my art further.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory has been my Drawing & Painting 1 class.  It showed me how art can be seen through so many different ways in our everyday lives.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I would say that art is a great way to grow as a person.  Creating art allows one to view things from a different perspective and notice the small details in things that may be overlooked.  The Fine Arts at RB have given me an opportunity to do that.


Future Plans

My plans after RB is to go to an art college and major in graphic design. 


Other Involvement & Interests

I am in the National Art Honors Society.

Conner Beierle, Senior


RB3, vocals, uke

Concert Band, piano, percussion, keyboards, guitar, bass

Concert Choir, tenor

Drama Guild, Alice in Wonderland (Frog Footman), Newsies (Alfred), Hamlet (Queen Gertrude), We Will Rock You (Brit), Plaza Suite (Sam - Act 1, 90s), Spamalot

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I’m involved in Fine Arts at Bacon because I love to influence and inspire. The best parts are the times I’ve gotten other people to join because they also want to be involved just from watching.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory was our last RB3 performance at a football game. Getting to perform a bunch of Michael Jackson songs with a live band and people supporting me on my senior night was such a blessing and there won’t be many nights better than that.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

If you ever have any thoughts of joining the Performing Arts, never disregard them. You will never know the true extent of how fulfilling being in a production is until you’ve done it.


Future Plans

I plan to pursue audio engineering, and hope to open a studio one day.


Other Involvement & Interests

I am in a musical duo outside of school called “Socc”

Conner was just on stage in Drama Guild's "Plaza Suite" - but he's also been rockin' out some killer vocals with RB3 all fall.

He's out on the Christmas Tour with RB3 this Holiday Season - and you can see him on stage with RB3 and Concert Band at the RB Christmas Concert!

Kaylee Schildmeyer, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, 3D, Stage MakeUp, Studio Portfolio

mediums, sculpture, wood work, painting

Drama Guild, Plaza Suite (Set Crew)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I am involved in the Fine Arts because it is something that I have always enjoyed doing.  I love to build things from start to finish. I have also always loved to paint and draw in my free time. 


Favorite Memory

I loved taking 3-D Art 2 and getting to throw pots on the wheel because that was when I realized that I had a talent for making ceramic pots.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Join because it is an experience that you will never be able to forget and you will be able to have fun and show your creative side. You will be able to see the different forms of art that you can make and learn about things that you most likely never knew you could do.


Future Plans

I plan to study Architecture in UC’s DAAP program.


Other Involvement & Interests

I was a student manager for the girls Varsity Volleyball team and the girls Varsity Softball team. I am part of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society.

Peggy Boyle, Sophomore


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art

mediums, photography

Drama Guild, Hamlet (Ghost, understudy for Hamlet), We Will Rock You (Bohemian Springsteen), 

Plaza Suite (Norma - Act 3)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I have loved being on stage since I was in 2nd grade.  I love acting so much and the RB Fine Arts has been such an amazing opportunity to perform and do what I love doing. 


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory was Performing "We Will Rock You" at the Aronoff for Cappies. 


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

The Fine Arts are about doing what you love and being part of a community and I think it is one of the best things in this world.   


Future Plans

After Roger Bacon I plan to go to college and pursue a career in acting, writing or directing... maybe even in Hollywood.


Other Involvement & Interests

I swim for the Cincinnati Marlins, St Bernard Stingrays and Roger Bacon. I am also part of the Assisi Scholar program. 

Peggy just had an amazing turn on-stage as the whacky mom of a bride-to-be in "Plaza Suite".  As a Sophomore, she's really grabbed at every opportunity and given it her all. 
Congrats to her on all her hard work!

Alex Navarro, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, 3D, Film Making

mediums, film, stop-motion

Drama Guild, Newsies (Light crew), We Will Rock You (Bohemian),
Plaza Suite (Sam - Act 1)


Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

As someone who didn’t really like getting out of their comfort zone, the Fine Arts pushed me to try things I would have never have imagined myself doing. Being involved in these opportunities served as a way for me to find out what I wanted to do in my future and to see what I did and didn’t enjoy.


Favorite Memory

My favorite thing has to be the feeling that I get when everyone is behind the scenes before a big performance, where we are all working as a team, and you can just feel the passion that everyone has for the show they are putting out onto the stage. It is such a unique bond that I can’t describe, and I felt it especially during We Will Rock You.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

While focusing on one activity offered at RB isn’t bad, broadening what you are involved in and stepping out of your comfort zone is something that I would highly recommend because you never know what you’re going to enjoy unless you try it.


Future Plans

I plan to pursue Marketing in college while still working on personal film projects.


Other Involvement & Interests

I also run Cross Country and volunteer at the Zoo.

Alex has really grown through the Drama Guild, from working crew and
spot-light, to actor on the stage.  He takes a leading role in
"Plaza Suite" this weekend!

Come see Alex's work when Drama Guild performs
"Plaza Suite" Nov 16-19!!

Josh Blank, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art

mediums, drawing - both pencil and digital

Drama Guild, Suspense (Store Clerk, Officer, ensemble), Once On This Island (Storyteller ensemble), Alice in Wonderland (Dormouse), Newsies (Delancey Brother), Hamlet (player, voice of Hamlet's ghost), We Will Rock You (Bohemian Ensemble), Plaza Suite (Roy - Act 3)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I really like the opportunities that the Fine Arts present students with. I think it is a very good way to express myself. 


Favorite Memory

Just being backstage is amazing. The hype and adrenaline of putting on a show, watching my peers succeed, and just chilling out during the downtimes s is just a really special feeling to me.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I’d totally recommend. It is 100% worth every second you put into it even if there are times where your efforts seem to be in vain, just remember you’re always contributing to something way better than what you’re sometimes expecting.


Future Plans

I am considering becoming an IT technician, computer science has always had my interest.


Other Involvement & Interests

I have a YouTube channel and I like to edit my own humorous compilations of clips I recorded while playing games, really just for the heck of it.  I am also in the Piano class learning an instrument.

Josh is a dedicated and long-time participant in the Drama Guild.  He takes the stage in a hilarious, leading role in "Plaza Suite".  He's grown solidly as an actor and we can't wait to see him "tackle" this part!

Come see Josh's work when Drama Guild performs
"Plaza Suite" Nov 16-19!!

Jacob Burdett, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, 3D

RB3, band manager, percussion, bass, guitar

Concert Band, bass, guitar, piano, percussion, banjo

Drama Guild, We Will Rock You (film crew),
Plaza Suite (Student Director)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

The Fine Arts have been a haven for me to artistically express myself, and to surround myself with people who support me and my interests. I have met some of the best people I know upon joining, and it’s changed my life quite a bit.  


Favorite Memory

After we performed WWRY for St. Clement, one of the middle schoolers asked Ray to hit the griddy again, and he did. 


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Do it! Do not be afraid to try things, even if they don’t end up working out. You’ll learn something new, and chances are, you’ll meet some spectacular people along the way. 


Future Plans

I want to study Music and Film Production.


Other Involvement & Interests

I am one half of the musical duo, socc!

Jacob is an all-around talent, working as both a leader, director, film maker, and instrumentalistHe's been seen shouldering a camera as well as taking the stage on bass.  He's responsible and hard-working and has earned the role of STUDENT DIRECTOR for our fall show.

Come see Jacob's work when Drama Guild performs
"Plaza Suite" Nov 16-19!!

Maria Buerger, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography,
Stage MakeUp

mediums, make up

Drama Guild, Suspense (Hair/MakeUp), Once On This Island (Hair/MakeUp), Alice in Wonderland (Hair/MakeUp), Newsies (Hair/MakeUp), Hamlet (Hair/MakeUp), We Will Rock You (Hair/MakeUp), 

Plaza Suite (90s Student Director), Cappies Critic Team

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I am involved because it gives me an outlet to express myself creatively. It also allowed me to build new relationships and provided a way for me to bond with a broader, more diverse group of people.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory is last year at the Cappies Gala when everyone at the Aronoff got to their feet to sing along with We Will Rock You. In that moment I felt so much pride and gratitude for being a part of that production and the Drama Guild.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Although it may seem scary at first to try something new, you will be overwhelmed by the joy you will gain by participating in the Fine Arts at RB. There is so much talent in this program, and it is always welcoming to anyone wiling to join - so just do it!


Future Plans

I plan on attending college and I am hoping to get a Bachelor’s in English, in either journalism or creative writing. I am also hoping to take part in the theater program wherever I go.


Other Involvement & Interests

I also play tennis at RB and soccer for STAR Rush Soccer Club. 

Maria is a dedicated member of the Drama Guild, and a published Cappies Critic!  While you may not have seen her on the stage, her work certainly is - as she has been Crew Head for Hair and MakeUp, coming up with the looks and designs for our cast members.  She's a hard worker backstage and has earned the role of STUDENT DIRECTOR for our fall show.

Come see Maria's work when Drama Guild performs "Plaza Suite" Nov 16-19!!

Trevor Hatfield, Senior


RB3, lead electric guitar

Drama Guild, Suspense (Realtor, Officer), Once On This Island (ensemble), Alice in Wonderland (Caterpillar), Newsies (Oscar), Hamlet (Guard, Soldier, Messenger), We Will Rock You (Pit Boss), Plaza Suite (Roy - Act 3)

Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Drawing


Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I decided to join the Fine Arts at RB, because I like music so much. 


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory is during We Will Rock You. Getting to see everyone in the audience stomping and clapping all at once was a real treat.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I would say to someone that wants to get involved with Visual or Performing Arts that all you have to do is try and then practice. Maybe are good at drawing, or playing a guitar.  Just try, so you can find what you are good at, and then keep doing it. 


Future Plans

I plan on joining the Army in Aviation to repair Blackhawks.


Other Involvement & Interests

I love getting my hands dirty and riding four wheelers.

There is a lot going on for Trevor right now!

Make sure to see him for Senior Night AND Homecoming, where he will be featured as a soloist at halftime with RB3.

Then he's on stage, rockin' with RB3 next week on
Wed Oct 25th for RB3 LIVE in concert!

AND
Trevor is a leading funny man in the fall play "Plaza Suite", which opens in just less than a month!  Trevor will have you laughing so hard with his crazy antics and even crazier voices in November.

Gwyneth Danner, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, Drawing & Painting,
Studio Portfolio

mediums, paints, digital

National Art Honors Society

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

It allows me to express myself more, and get myself out there to others to be recognized.


Favorite Memory

My teachers, including Mrs. Reinbach. 


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Do it, it’s amazing and it creates such a good foundation for passionate artists.


Future Plans

Pursue a career in art.


Other Involvement & Interests

I play XC, my main Instagram is @jettsgovroom

Xavier Hecker, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography

Concert Choir, baritone, piano

Concert Band, piano, percussion

RB3, piano, keyboards, keytar

Drama Guild, Newsies (Lights), Hamlet (Sound), We Will Rock You (pit), Plaza Suite (Crew Gopher)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Because the Fine Arts are a good creative outlet and a good place to make friends. 


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory has been being in the pit for We Will Rock You. The experience let me grow as a pianist and make new friends.  


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Fine Arts allow us to have a creative outlet that can take center stage and promotes growth on an individual level. 


Future Plans

I plan on going to college for music education and continuing to perform in a band with my friends. 


Other Involvement & Interests

I am also in a band outside of school, Of Rhythm and Dreams, made up of Roger Bacon students and alum and we perform around Cincinnati. 

Cameron Schildmeyer, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, 3D

mediums, photo

Concert Band, piano, bass, percussion

RB3, bass, guitar

Drama Guild, We Will Rock You (pit)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I just love playing music and being able to play with my friends.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory is getting to be a part of We Will Rock You.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I’d say just to go for it and find what you like because there’s a lot of different things you can do.


Future Plans

I don't know, but I’d like to keep doing music related things. 


Other Involvement & Interests

I've been a part of the winner band at the talent show two years in a row - and we have our own band, Of Rhythm and Dreams

Morgan Rohling, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography,
Drawing & Painting, Studio Portfolio

mediums, 2D, pastels and acrylic

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I am involved with Fine Arts because when I started taking art classes it became something I looked forward to everyday.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memories are all the art pieces I get to create and getting to try new things within the program. 


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I would tell someone to not be scared or too hesitant to try something new because it can spark a new interest and opportunity.


Future Plans

I plan on attending college to study graphic design.


Other Involvement & Interests

I play soccer and basketball and I am also involved in
Student Senate and Spartan Leader.

Amanda Penson, Senior


Visual Arts, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, Drawing & Painting,
3D, Studio Portfolio

mediums, 2D, charcoal, oil, pastel, acrylic

Drama Guild, We Will Rock You (Costumes), Plaza Suite (Costumes)


National Art Honors Society President!

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Ever since I was young I enjoyed going to the Art Museum, and this inspired me to experience a variety of art classes. It has brought me a joy I had not experienced before.


Favorite Memory

My favorite memory is meeting and gaining all my new friends during "We Will Rock You". 


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Be ambitious! Try anything what you want because you’ll never know what your passion is unless you try it. 


Future Plans

While my passion for art is strong, my passion in helping animals is stronger. I plan to go to college to become a Veterinarian.

Denzel Kirkland, Senior


RB3, vocals

Concert Choir, tenor

Concert Band, clarinet, guitar

Drama Guild, Newsies (Bunsen, Out-of-town Newsie), Hamlet (Gravedigger), We Will Rock You (Bohemian Chuck Berry)

Why are you involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

I am involved in Fine Arts at RB because I love expressing the creative side of myself. I love to challenge myself and try new things.  I feel like the Fine Arts get me out of my comfort zone and let me make new experiences, like the fact that I had no acting experience or classes before but performed in Newsies, and I haven’t really attempted at playing an instrument before but learned in Guitar I. It's for that very reason, I am drawn to participate.

Favorite Memory

My favorite memory is Improv Class. I loved doing it because I appreciate the freedom of going without a script but also enjoyed the different, weird and cool games we played. I wouldn’t say it was an easy class because you were still expected to retain what you learned and practice it, but it was a worthwhile experience acting with my peers.


What would you say to someone who wants to get 

involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?

Just do it. It might seem scary at first, but it is so fulfilling when you get out of your comfort zone and truly just do your own thing. Never limit yourself.  Take risks or else you’re not truly living! Don’t be afraid of new things!


Future Plans

I am planning on going to college. Right now, I am undecided, but I am considering Musical Theatre, or Psychology.


Other Involvement & Interests

I do community service and other work, but I just love being an entertainer.  I have even written my own song to be performed at "RB's Got Talent!"

Denzel is really kicking off his Senior year with solo vocals at halftime with RB3; being cantor at the opening all-school Mass with Concert Choir; picking up another new instrument in Concert Band; and auditioning to be in Drama Guild's fall play.  This puts Denzel in ALL FOUR major ensembles at RB, quite an achievement!

What can't Denzel do?!?