Finley was awarded the 2021 Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts – Virginia Harris Memorial Scholarship. She is a recent graduate of Oconomowoc High School and has excelled in all areas of the arts including: drawing, painting, sculpting and has developed a flair for creating sculptural wearable art. She is particularly interested in art that is based on sustainable material. She completed an internship with a local fashion designer and also spent a semester at The Oxbow School in Napa, California on scholarship. Her numerous awards include but are not limited to: Best in Show from the Pewaukee Area Arts Council Showcase, Scholastic Gold Key in the Fashion category. In the fall, Finley will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison to study Fashion Design.