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Pinecrest Academy student Theresa Reed stands with her digital image titled “Amissio Faciem” (Loss of Face). She and fellow student John Paul McCabe were honored in a worldwide bioethics art competition sponsored by UNESCO.


Pinecrest student artists win U.N. bioethics awards

Published September 12, 2013

CUMMING—Pinecrest Academy high school students Theresa Reed and John Paul McCabe were among the five winners in the Global Bioethics Student Art Competition, sponsored by the UNESCO Bioethics Chair at the United Nations.

Reed and McCabe submitted pieces that answered the call to create a work of art inspiring respect for all cultures and religions, with a focus on promoting a visual dialogue concerning life sciences and bioethics.

Reed’s digital image, “Amissio Faciem” (Loss of Face), and McCabe’s mixed media piece, “Are We Unique?,” were selected from hundreds of works from around the world taking on the challenge of touching hearts and bringing awareness to bioethics.

Their pieces will be exhibited at the Third International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference, Dec. 3-5, in Hong Kong and at several other venues.

Reed and McCabe also received scholarship prizes for their work.

Professor Alberto García, UNESCO Bioethics Chair at the United Nations, visited the Pinecrest campus on Friday, Sept. 6, to recognize Reed and McCabe and to talk with juniors and seniors about topics related to bioethics and the value of life.

Pinecrest Academy is a PreK-12 college preparatory Catholic school in Cumming.

Learn more about the global art competition at