Thaddaeus Nypaver, a home schooled junior, has been taking art classes at Cherry Court Studio in Pittsburgh, PA for 5 years. His artwork for The Contrite Heart, called “Judgement and Mercy”, was drawn in colored pencil, Thad’s favorite medium. The Blood of Christ is depicted as relieving the suffering of a poor soul in Purgatory. Thaddaeus has worked with water color, marker, oil pastels, and chalk. His other pieces have won numerous awards in the Scholastics Art and Writing Competition, and he plans to enter this drawing into the next competition in 2018.