Nebraska Young Artist Award winners announced

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards are April 8.
The Nebraska Young Artist Awards are April 8.

Nebraska Young Artist Award winners announced

calendar icon08 Apr 2015    

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 18th 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.

      Sixty students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in the special day of activities on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at UNL.

      Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 142 students across the state. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the 64 students who will come to UNL on April 8 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 in the Sheldon Museum of Art's auditorium at 3 p.m. Students will receive a certificate, as well as a very special original piece of artwork commissioned for this event and created by a Department of Art and Art History printmaking student.


2015 Nebraska Young Artist Award Winners

Name High School Hometown Area
Olivia Furne Arnold Arnold Dance
Connor Husa Beatrice Beatrice Music
Kaitlyn Messner Beatrice Beatrice Music
Joel Scott Riverside Belgrade Music
Taylor Billington Bellevue East Bellevue Visual Art
Saint Alea Bilyeu Omaha Central Bellevue Music
Janie Ford Bellevue East Bellevue Visual Art
Jordyn Worrell Cozad Cozad Dance
Natalie Dixon Oakland-Craig Craig Visual Art
Sara Gingerich Potter-Dix Dix Visual Art
Ryo Hasegawa Elmwood-Murdock Elmwood Music
Louise Hamilton Falls City Sacred Heart Falls City Visual Art
Anne Ryschon Omaha Burke Fort Calhoun Music
Megan Cunningham Fullerton Fullerton Visual Art
Hadley Kirk Gering Gering Music
Collin Potts Gering Gering Music
Marco Garcia Grand Island Grand Island Visual Art
Sarah Koubek Grand Island Grand Island Music
Molly Magana Grand Island Central Catholic Grand Island Music
Lauren Reiman Adams Central Hastings Music
Tessa Schulte Kearney Kearney Dance
Logann Worley Kearney Kearney Dance
Eli Diamant Lincoln High Lincoln Theatre Arts
Melissa Hinton Lincoln Southwest Lincoln Music
Nash Jack Lincoln High Lincoln Theatre Arts
Emily Jobson Lincoln High Lincoln Theatre Arts
Molly Kasparek Pius X Lincoln Dance
Rhiannon Ling Lincoln Southwest Lincoln Theatre Arts
Grace Mann Lincoln East Lincoln Dance
Caleb Martin Lincoln High Lincoln Music
Annemarie Schubert Lincoln High Lincoln Music
Sabrina Hempel Ainsworth Long Pine Visual Art
Madilyn Daly Mullen Mullen Visual Art
Jaci Edis Mullen Mullen Visual Art
Ally Ginkens Mullen Mullen Visual Art
Daniel Vinson Norfolk Norfolk Theatre Arts
Collin Swedberg Wallace North Platte Music
Colin Arntz Millard West Omaha Music
Daelyn Chochon Elkhorn South Omaha Visual Art
Evan English Creighton Prep Omaha Visual Art
Lisa Grabowski Omaha Central Omaha Dance
Claudia Holm Millard North Omaha Music
Candice Jennings Omaha Northwest Omaha Visual Art
Jacob Keller Creighton Prep Omaha Visual Art
Brian Magee Creighton Prep Omaha Visual Art
Uy Nguyen Creighton Prep Omaha Visual Art
Michael Svolos Omaha Central Omaha Music
Erin Toy Westside Omaha Visual Art
Sara Zaleski V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic Omaha Visual Art
Vanessa VonSeggern Pender Pender Music
Josephine Ptacek Plattsmouth Plattsmouth Music and Theatre Arts
Emma Orwen Seward Seward Music and Visual Art
Kyle Rojewski Seward Seward Theatre Arts
Rose Nelson Home School Sidney Music
Emily Hass Superior Superior Visual Art
Leah Meyer Superior Superior Visual Art
Elise McIlhaney Wahoo Wahoo Visual Art
Emma Scheel Waverly Waverly Music
Emily Durfee Mullen Whitman Visual Art
Taylor Anson Winside Winside Music