Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chris Millison, YoungARTS Finalist!

Congratulations to senior Chris Millison who learned recently that he is a YoungArts finalist.

As a finalist, Millison has won an all-expense-paid trip to Miami, Florida, next week (January 11-16) for YoungArts Week and individual cash awards ranging from $1000 to $10,000. Panelists select up to 150 students each year as YoungArts Finalists and bring them to Miami for YoungArts Week for master classes, showcase performances, exhibitions, enrichment programs, and final adjudications.

The YoungArts Finalists are the only students eligible to receive the White House designation of Presidential Scholars in the Arts. At the conclusion of YoungArts Week panelists nominate 60 YoungArts Finalists and 20 are ultimately selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

YoungArts is National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts’s core program. It provides recognition and awards to young artists across the country. It is the only organization that encourages and recognizes artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts, including dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

Each year, approximately 6,000-8,000 students register for the YoungArts program and approximately 10 percent receive cash awards.

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