Call for Entries - All About Photo Awards 2020

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
YoungArts Winners From 10 States and Representing Eight Artistic Disciplines receive High Honor Bestowed to Talented High School Seniors - Tony Yazbeck to Direct Multidisciplinary Public Showcase featuring U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts - Performance and Accompanying Exhibition of Scholars' Visual Art and Writing - Will Take Place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts June 19, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.The U.S. Presidential Scholars award-one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic excellence-is presented on behalf of the President of the United States, and honors up to 161 graduating high school seniors of high potential each year. The 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts are all YoungArts Winners, and were nominated by the organization to The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and selected based on academic and artistic excellence, leadership qualities and community service.

The 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts include actors, dancers, singers, classical musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, designers and writers, and join an illustrious group of YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts alumni, including Tony Award-nominated performer and choreographer Desmond Richardson; Los Angeles Music Center President Rachel S. Moore; novelist and National Book Award Finalist Allegra Goodman; Grammy Award-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh; Bravo's "Work of Art" winner Abdi Farah; Obie Award-winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin; and RCA Records award-winning singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-nominated artist Chris Young.

"I congratulate this year's class of Presidential Scholars for their devotion to academic excellence and their parents and teachers who have guided them along the way," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "Today's Presidential Scholars are tomorrow's leaders, and I am confident they will continue to be shining examples as they enter the next phase of their academic careers."

Elle Cox

© Elle Cox

From June 18-20, the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts will join the other 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the annual National Recognition Program, during which all Scholars receive a Presidential Medallion presented on behalf of the President of the United States. On Monday, June 19, the Arts Scholars will present their work to the public at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through a special performance at 8:00PM in the Concert Hall entitled "A Salute to the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars." The free multidisciplinary showcase will celebrate all of this year's awardees, and will be directed by Tony Award-nominated actor, singer and dancer, and 1997 YoungArts Winner in Theater Tony Yazbeck. That evening, an exhibition of works created by the recognized visual artists and writers will also be on view in the Hall of Nations.

"I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible program that recognizes and showcases the talent of the next generation of great artists in the U.S.," said Tony Yazbeck. "As a YoungArts alumnus and performing artist myself, I know firsthand the difference that recognition and support can make in a young artist's life and I am grateful to YoungArts and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education for the work that they do to encourage young people to pursue careers in the arts."

"YoungArts congratulates all of this year's U.S. Presidential Scholars, and is proud to be the nominating agency for the Arts component of the esteemed U.S. Presidential Scholars Program," said Carolina García Jayaram, YoungArts President and CEO. "The Scholars in the Arts represent our nation's greatest artists of tomorrow, and each have the sheer talent, tenacity and dedication to innovation that will create real change-and make our world a better place."

Elle Cox

© Elle Cox


  National YoungArts Foundation
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
 

More Photography News

Tips
Top Photography Trends of 2019
Top Photography Trends of 2019
Photography faced dramatic changes influenced by the digital era. It radically altered many notions and approaches. It seems that nothing new could...
  Read More
Event
Alexander Rodchenko. From the Still Art Foundation Collection
Alexander Rodchenko. From the Still Art Foundation Collection
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents an exhibition of photographs by the outstanding Russian avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko...
  Read More
Publication
Coincidences by Jonathan Higbee
Coincidences by Jonathan Higbee
Coincidences, the first monograph from American photographer Jonathan Higbee, comprises over ten years of Higbee's work on the streets of New York...
  Read More
Publication
A Sense of Place by Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir
A Sense of Place by Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir
In 2003, photographic artist Charlotta María Hauksdóttir moved from her native Iceland to California to study photography. The relocation stirred in...
  Read More
Publication
Lina Scheynius: My Photo Books
Lina Scheynius: My Photo Books
These books. My sketchbooks or notebooks. The space where I feel completely free to show my photographs the way I want to show it. A place where I can...
  Read More
Publication
Winner of the German Photo Book Award 2019/20: Minkkinen
Winner of the German Photo Book Award 2019/20: Minkkinen
Working with the body in natural and urban landscapes - without assistants and without manipulation - Minkkinen's self- portraiture stands as one of...
  Read More
Contest
Sony World Photography Awards reveals new categories for 2020
Sony World Photography Awards reveals new categories for 2020
Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in...
  Read More
Publication
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land: The Disc Edition
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land: The Disc Edition
A unique edition of the award-winning documentary, Koudelka Shooting Holy Land on acclaimed Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka (Magnum Photos), will...
  Read More
Contest
Discover the Jury of All About Photo Awards 2020
Discover the Jury of All About Photo Awards 2020
Our 5th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to...
  Read More
Contest
Fatma Fahmy wins the 1st Edition of the Daniel Tamagni Grant
Fatma Fahmy wins the 1st Edition of the Daniel Tamagni Grant
Fatma Fahmy, an Egyptian documentary and daily life photographer, born in 1991, living in Cairo, has been selected by an International Jury as...
  Read More
Event
Sneak peak of some of the incredible Master Photographers coming to LACP in 2020
Sneak peak of some of the incredible Master Photographers coming to LACP in 2020
LACP is moving to a new facility on Washington Blvd. near the Culver city area. This will be a gorgeous, true center of photography designed entirely...
  Read More
Event
Photo L.A. announces the 28th edition
Photo L.A. announces the 28th edition
photo l.a. is the longest - running international photography fair on the West Coast and has hosted over 700 galleries, private dealers, and...
  Read More
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Photo Contest - All About Photo Awards 2020
 
Discover the 7th Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
David Bailey: SUMO
Sponsored Link
 
Explore All About Photo