Mike Stangis, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, is a senior at Malvern Preparatory School. He is the Public Relations Chair of Malvern’s 2013-2014 chapter of the National Art Honor Society, and a student chair for the school’s 2014 Empty Bowls event. He is taking Ceramics III this year and can throw and trim bowls while blindfolded. Mike’s academic interests include ceramics, economics, and biological sciences. As he prepares for college Mike looks forward to having the chance to study marine biology. Mike is attending The University of Miami beginning Fall 2014.