2017 Nebraska Young Artist Award winners announced
calendar icon15 Mar 2017
Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 20th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.
The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.
Fifty-three students from nearly 30 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in the special day of activities on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at UNL.
Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 126 students across the state. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the 53 students who will come to UNL on April 5 to be recognized.
Honored students will take tours of the arts facilities, attend classes, meet faculty and college students and have lunch. Their parents will also be invited, and they will also take tours, as well as receive information on careers in the arts and college curriculum.
Students selected to participate in the Nebraska Young Artist Awards will also be asked to nominate the teacher who provided them with the greatest amount of mentoring and support in the development of their special talents.
The day will conclude with an awards ceremony. Students will receive a certificate, as well as a very special original piece of artwork commissioned for this event and created by School of Art, Art History & Design printmaking student Hannah Demma.
2017 Nebraska Young Artist Award Winners
|Emily Anthone||Duchesne Academy||Omaha||Visual Art|
|Lillian Ball||Lincoln North Star||Lincoln||Dance|
|Eloy Lopez Banderas||Omaha South Magnet||Omaha||Visual Art|
|Brynne Biles||Lincoln High||Lincoln||Theatre Arts|
|Karissa Boesiger||Lincoln Southwest||Lincoln||Dance|
|Rosario Briganti||Creighton Prep||Omaha||Film and New Media|
|Jack Buchanan||Lincoln High||Lincoln||Theatre Arts|
|Alyssa Callaghan||Omaha Central||Omaha||Dance|
|Haley Cecava||Home School||Lincoln||Dance|
|Mackenzie Davenport||Lincoln High||Lincoln||Theatre Arts|
|Grace Dowd||Home School||Lincoln||Music|
|Melanie Dowding||Omaha Central||Omaha||Visual Art|
|Jessica Ferguson||Omaha Central||Omaha||Music|
|Jared Fitzgerald||Omaha Central||Omaha||Music|
|T.J. (Tyron) Foster||Creighton Prep||Omaha||Visual Art|
|Owen Gong||Millard West||Omaha||Music|
|Peter Greff||Home School||Lincoln||Music|
|Mackenna Hunt||Southern Valley||Beaver City||Visual Art|
|Gannon Ingalls||Shelby-Rising City||Seward||Visual Art|
|Emma Jewell||Lincoln East||Lincoln||Music|
|Mary Johnson||Bellevue East||Bellevue||Visual Art|
|Lauren Kucera||Papillion LaVista||Omaha||Theatre Arts|
|Riley Lampman||Papillion LaVista||LaVista||Theatre Arts|
|Sean Lebita||Lincoln North Star||Lincoln||Music|
|Jae Hyun Lim||Lincoln Southwest||Lincoln||Music|
|Lily Lundine||Lincoln High||Lincoln||Theatre Arts|
|Marissa Mathia||Home School||Omaha||Music|
|Leyten Morley||Lincoln North Star||Lincoln||Dance|
|Annika Novotny||Lincoln High||Lincoln||Music|
|Abigail Ostdiek||Aurora||Aurora||Visual Art|
|Maia Ramsay||Lincoln High||Roca||Visual Art|
|Javier Rivera||Creighton Prep||Omaha||Film and New Media|
|Seth Sandoval||Creighton Prep||Omaha||Film and New Media|
|Nathan Schildhauer||Papillion LaVista||Omaha||Theatre Arts|
|Isabella Starkey||Lincoln Southeast||Lincoln||Dance|
|Bailey Steinbach||Lincoln High||Lincoln||Theatre Arts|
|McKaylee True||Lincoln East||Lincoln||Dance|
|Caroline Unger||Millard West||Omaha||Dance|
|Alex Wesslund||Lincoln North Star||Lincoln||Dance|
|Anne Wiltfong||Lincoln Southwest||Lincoln||Music|
|Ashley Woosley||Holdrege||Holdrege||Visual Art|
|Naomi Young||Home School||Gretna||Music|