Amir Hardeman, Class of 2017, already impacting society


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Amir Hardeman is just one graduate from the class of 2017 who is already impacting society. Hardeman has been involved with art since he enrolled at Mount Carmel as a freshman and still is. Hardeman`s artwork can be seen down the street at the Robust Cafe. He spends much of his time at the Hyde Park Art Center. While at the art center, he works with children and works on his own art. Hardeman is also involved at the Harold Washington Maker Lab downtown. The lab is a place where students can go to enhance their art skills and work with music and different mediums of art.

His biggest achievement thus far was recently being winning the Rising Star Award given by the Hyde Park Art Center for visual arts. This award recognizes young and upcoming artists in Chicago.

Hardeman is enrolled in the art program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  In his time at Mount Carmel, Hardeman was very involved in the community. Hardeman was a leader of the multicultural club, leader for Kairos, and was a panel member for a diversity dinner last year. According to school counselor Mrs. Wheeler, “Amir was always active in the Mount Carmel Community and was a great kid.”



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