Hixson-Lied College announces 2020 Nebraska Young Artist Awards recipients

Fifty-nine students from more than 40 high schools across the state were selected for the 2020 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.
Fifty-nine students from more than 40 high schools across the state were selected for the 2020 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

Hixson-Lied College announces 2020 Nebraska Young Artist Awards recipients

calendar icon17 Mar 2020    

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 23rdannual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11thgrade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and emerging media arts. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

Fifty-nine students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected as Nebraska Young Artist Award winners.  

Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 122 students. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the 59 students selected as recipients.

Due to concerns about the coronavirus, the Nebraska Young Artist Awards day of activities originally scheduled for April 8 has been canceled. Students will receive their award by mail.

2020 Nebraska Young Artist Award Winners

Name High School Hometown Area
Zaineb Aljumayaat Lincoln High Lincoln Visual Art
Amanda Basnett Southern Valley Oxford Visual Art
Julia Becker Marian Omaha Music
Daniel Bernhardson Lincoln Christian Lincoln Music
Emerson Borakove Lincoln High Lincoln  Emerging Media Arts
Claire Bouma Omaha Central Omaha Music
Alexis Braziel Columbus Columbus Dance
Breanna Brennfoerder Sandy Creek Edgar Visual Art
Hannah Callaghan Omaha Central Omaha Dance
Rachel Cloeter Lincoln Arts and Humanities Lincoln Visual Art
Zoie Cornell Superior Guide Rock Visual Art
Hannah Cowins Lincoln Arts and Humanities Lincoln Visual Art
Ella Davis-Schmit Seward Seward Dance
Anusha Deshpande Millard North Omaha Music
Lily Drannen Conestoga Murray Theatre Arts
Melissa Escobar Schuyler Central Schuyler Visual Art
Robert Exstrom Kearney Kearney Music
Allison FitzSimmons Lincoln Southeast Lincoln Music
Morgen Gardner Brownell Talbot Omaha Music
Dameer Gustafson Lincoln Southeast Lincoln Music
Mila Herszbaum-Harding Omaha Central Omaha Music
Abigail Hovendick Milford Milford Dance
Kennady Hoyt Lincoln Arts and Humanities Lincoln Emerging Media Arts
Ealynn Hsu Lincoln East Lincoln Music
Jessica Hua Millard South Omaha Music
Christopher Jennings O'Neill O'Neill Music
Anna Johnson Lincoln Southwest Lincoln Dance
Phoebe Kolb Milford Milford Music and Dance
Sophie Manzitto Omaha South Omaha Visual Art
Dorothy Marks Home School Kimball Music
Timothy Mars Home School Gretna Music
Leora McNamara Omaha Central Omaha Dance
Kaitlyn Merrill Plattsmouth Plattsmouth Music
Macy Moravec Home School David City Visual Art
Maisie Morrow Lincoln High Lincoln Emerging Media Arts
Jaden Nienhueser Adams Central Juniata Music
Alexis Nothelfer Gross Catholic Papillion Music
Gus Pope Elmwood-Murdock Eagle Music and Theatre Arts
Emilee Price Lakeview Columbus Music
Rachel Radloff Quest Forward Academy Omaha Theatre Arts
Randii Reikofski Loup City Loup City Theatre Arts
Myah Ricchiardi Roncalli Omaha Dance
Savannah Robinson Fullerton Fullerton Visual Art
Elaine Roggenkamp Southwest Indianaola Visual Art
Dottie Roland Duchesne Academy Omaha Dance
Paige Schneider Gering Gering Visual Art
Rebecca Shaffer Cozad Lexington Dance
Luke Skrabal Millard West Omaha Music
Maddy Stolcpart Norris Firth Music
Torey Swanson Platteview Springfield Dance
Morgan Thompson Blair Blair Music
Ginger Tracy Lincoln North Star Lincoln Dance
Belle Tran Grand Island Grand Island Visual Arts
Elizabeth Tvrdy Cozad Cozad Dance
Emily Vaggalis Lincoln East Lincoln Dance
Sydney Vanderheiden Platteview Springfield Dance
Makenna White Cozad Cozad Dance
Madi Witcig Lincoln North Star Lincoln Dance
Jingming Yu Lincoln East Lincoln Visual Art