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YoungArts Award Winners

 
 
CONGRATULATIONS
to the following Booker T. Students
who have been named 
YoungArts Award Winners!
 
EmmaS
Emma Sutherland
Dance-Modern/Contemporary
FINALIST
 TerranceD
Terrance Dean
Theatre
FINALIST 
 CalebT
Caleb Thomas
Theatre
FINALIST 
 AishaM
Aisha Mpiana
Visual Arts
FINALIST
 TippyB
Tippy Balady
Singer/Songwriter
FINALIST
 
 CaitlinK
Caitlin King
Singer/Songwriter
FINALIST
 KeilanL
Keilan Lockett
Popular Voice
FINALIST
DamoyeeN
Damoyee Neroes
Singer/Songwriter-FINALIST
Jazz/Vocal-HONORABLE MENTION
 
 MadisonM
Madison Meadows
Theatre
HONORABLE MENTION
DavidN
David Allen Norton
Theatre
HONORABLE MENTION
KathrynS
Kathryn Schuldenberg
Visual Arts
HONORABLE MENTION
 
JohnF
John Franklin
Singer/Songwriter
HONORABLE MENTION
 
SamuelW
Samuel Wood
Singer/Songwriter
HONORABLE MENTION
HainesMae
Mae Haines
Photography
MERIT
BakariW 
Bakari Williams
Jazz-Double Base
MERIT
AmariG 
Amari Green
Singer/Songwriter
MERIT
JoshuaK
Joshua Klein
Classical/Bass
MERIT
 
 
YoungArts' signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors-such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Walker and Carrie Mae Weems-and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation's leading cultural institutions.
 
Additionally, YoungArts Winners are eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts receive a Presidential Medal at the White House and perform and exhibit at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian.
 
YoungArts alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields include actresses Viola Davis, Anna Gunn, Zuzanna Szadkowski and Kerry Washington; Broadway stars Raúl Esparza, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells and Tony Yazbeck; recording artists Josh Groban, Judith Hill and Chris Young; Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens; musicians Terence Blanchard, Gerald Clayton and Jennifer Koh; choreographers Camille A. Brown and Desmond Richardson; visual artists Daniel Arsham and Hernan Bas; internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken; television writer, producer, and director Jenji Kohan; New York Times bestselling author Sam Lipsyte; and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Doug Blush.