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2020 Booker T. Young Arts Winners

 
 
CONGRATULATIONS
to the following Booker T. Students
who have been named 
2020 YoungArts Award Winners!
 
Joziah German 
Joziah German
Dance - Modern/Contemporary
FINALIST
 Jankovsky
Jacqueline Jankovsky
Dance - Modern/Contemporary
FINALIST 
 Starnes
Georgia Starnes
Music - Voice/Popular (Theatre Student)
Honorable Mention 
 Wood
Samuel Wood
Music - Voice/Singer-Songwriter
Honorable Mention
 Jordan
Julian Jordan
Film (Theatre Student)
Merit
 
 Bowman
Joshua Bowman
Theater
Merit
 Meadows
Madison Meadows
Theater Graduate
Merit
HaileyWinn
Hailey Winn
Visual Arts
Merit
 
Xyzca Pagaduan 
Xyzca Pagaduan
Music - Singer-Songwriter
Merit
 Laurel_Mora
Laurel Mora
Writing - Play or Script (Theatre Student)
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.

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