Editor’s note: During Dallas ISD’s Winter Break, The Hub will take a look back at some of the best and most popular stories. This story was originally published on Dec. 3, 2014.
Fourteen students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts have been named winners in the 2015 National YoungArts Foundation Competition. This year, there were roughly 800 winners chosen from more than 7,500 submit applicants.
The 2015 YoungArts winners are:
|Carson||Wright||Honorable Mention||Spoken Theater|
|Imani||Williams||Honorable Mention||Jazz Voice|
|Joan||Milburn||Merit||Play or Script for Film or Video|
YoungArts identifies and nurtures emerging artists ages 15-18 (or in grades 10-12) in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Winners in cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing are provided once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, significant access to scholarships and national recognition.
Merit: Receive a Certificate of Achievement, a medallion, a recommendation letter and are invited to participate in regional programs. The winner’s high school also receives an engraved plaque with the names of every winner from that school.
Honorable Mention: Receives the same benefits as a Merit winner plus a $250 monetary award.
Finalist: Receives the same benefits as a Merit winner plus an invitation to National YoungArts Week held in January for final adjudication to determine award designation (Level 3 – $1,000, Level 2 – $1,500, Level 1 – $3,000, Silver – $5,000, Gold – $10,000).