Young Artist Award winners announced

Young Artist Awards
Young Artist Awards

Young Artist Award winners announced

calendar icon14 Feb 2013    

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 16th 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.

Eighty students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in the special day of activities on April 3 at UNL.

Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 166 students across the state. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the students who will come to UNL to be recognized.

Honored students will take tours of the arts facilities, attend classes, and meet faculty and college students. 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 an original piece of artwork commissioned for this event and created by a Department of Art and Art History printmaking student.

Following is a list by school of Nebraska Young Artist Award winners and their artistic area. The student's hometown is listed in parentheses if it differs from the school.

Nebraska Young Artist Award winners
Arnold: Leah Smith, visual art
Ashland-Greenwood: Serena Rohrbough (Greenwood), dance
Bellevue East: Rachel Goins, visual art
Miranda Serna, dance
Shara Rose Yumul, visual art
Blair: Hunter Mruz, theatre and film
Cozad: Troi Arnold, visual art; Sara Weber, dance
Crete: Drew Amen, theatre and film
Fremont: Susannah Graff, music
Heath Richards, music
Lila Wolfe, music
Gering: Vanessa Woolsey, music
Hastings: Tessa Pendergast, dance
Hastings St. Cecilia: Lily Nguyen, dance
Home school: Abi Swanson (Lincoln), music
Rachel Trexel (Lincoln), music
Kearney: Sydney Engberg, dance
Megan Jaeger, visual art
Lainey Russell, dance
Lincoln East: Lauren Bydalek, music
Lincoln High: Landon Beard, theatre and film
Lillian Bornstein, theatre and film
Amy Brandt, theatre and film
Madeleine Miller, theatre and film
Anika Zempleni, music
Tori Hinrichs, theatre and film
Lincoln North Star: Jack Kloecker, music
Taylor Wehrs, dance
Lincoln Pius X: Anna Arndt, dance
Natalie Pieper, dance
Jennifer Wichers, visual art
Maria Woods, music
Lincoln Southwest: Kendra Cooper, visual art
Makaria Kirianov, dance
Mattison Merritt, theatre and film
Annaliese Saathoff, music
Ellie Wiltfong, music
Lindsay Holy Family: Emily Hemmer (Humphrey), visual art
Malcolm: Athalee Lynn, theatre and film
Millard North: Sheng-Yau Lim (Omaha), music
Jeffrey Wang (Omaha), music
Millard South: David Baker (Omaha), music
Courtney Cole (Omaha), visual art
Tara Lewis (Omaha), visual art
Garrett Onderlinde (Omaha), music
Kendra Patania (Omaha), visual art
Kyle Wright (Omaha), music
Minden: Morgan Linder, visual art
Newman Grove: Brooke Pieke, theatre and film
Norris: Jessica Dubas (Lincoln), dance
Melissa Rahorst (Cortland), music
Oakland-Craig: Kameron Shelley (Oakland), theatre and film
Omaha Brownell-Talbot: Grace Bydalek, music; Mia Hopkins, visual art
Omaha Central: Rebecca Biodrowski, visual art
Madeline Koesters, dance
Caitlin McGee, visual art
Patrick Nolan, music
Lara Pfeiffer, visual art
Eddie Schooler, music
Kathleen Stibbs, visual art
Augustus Welch, visual art
Alex Wirth, visual art
Omaha North: Madeline Nelson, theatre and film
Omaha Northwest: Brianna Bagshaw, visual art
Benjamin Carey, visual art
Juan Mora-Amaral, visual art
Omaha Skutt: Christine Szczepaniak, visual art
Omaha South: Jataun Pratt, dance
Maria Reyes, dance
Omaha Westside: Joseph Toy, music
O'Neill: Davita Dick (Inman), visual art
Papillion-La Vista: Abigail Campbell (La Vista), visual art
Papillion-La Vista South: Zachary Little (Papillion), music, and theatre and film
Plattsmouth: Kayla Dale, theatre and film
Kaeli Leget, music, and theatre and film
Verdigre: Kylie Knigge, visual art
Waverly: Emily Clark (Lincoln), music
Yutan: J.T. McLaughlin, music