Class Act: Student’s Love of Art Has Her On Quest to Japan

DALLAS — An artistic eye that has her looking thousands of miles away for her dreams is what makes Katera Scott our Class Act of the Week.

Katera is a junior at Skyline High, a school she chose because of its Japanese language program -- a language and culture she is passionate about.

“It started out with anime,” said Katera. “I liked Naruto and then I started branching out into other things, and then I started doing more and more research and then BAM! I’m in love.”

That love of Japan has combined with her love of art and has inspired her work in manga. And these aren’t just doodles in a sketchpad. They’re part of her life goals that will lead her all the way across the Pacific Ocean.

“I want to audition for a university, it’s called Kyoto Seka University,” she said. “They’re pretty much known for their major of Manga, and I want to be a Manga artist so I want to audition for that school and get in and spend my four years learning there.”

A big goal, but one she’s not backing down from.

“People tell me you should have a backup plan,” Katera remarked. “I’m like, 'No, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.' I love this.”

And with the hard work she’s putting in, both with the pencil and the language, she’ll be sketching her way across Japan soon.

If you want to see more of Katera’s artwork, check out her stuff on Instagram at @TheGreatnessArt!

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