2016 National YoungArts winners

2016 National YoungArts winners

SCGSAH has several more names to add to its growing list of students excelling in the arts. Three SCGSAH students were named 2016 YoungArts Finalists by the National YoungArts Foundation, an organization that discovers the next generation of outstanding visual, literary and performing artists.

Finalists selected from SCGSAH were Drama student Jarrett Williams (Greenville), along with Creative Writing students Caroline Fairey (Estill) and Heather Finnegan (Inman). Ballet student Sarah Jung (Simpsonville) was also recognized by YoungArts with an honorable mention award, along with Drama student Jared King (Piedmont) and Creative Writing student Erintrude Wrona (Fort Mill) who won merit awards in the competition.

“Not only are our students demonstrating that their artistic and academic successes are among the best in the state, we are proud to see that they are also recognized on a national level,” said SCGSAH President Dr. Cedric Adderley. “We believe that we are a model for public education and the success of our students at the national level supports that belief. This is a true testament to the excellent work of our faculty and the hard work of our students in this unique environment.”

The three 2016 Finalists will travel to Miami from Jan. 3-10 to participate in the 35th annual National YoungArts Week, along with students from 46 states to take master classes with some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment. While in Miami, students will also compete for professional opportunities, up to $10,000 in scholarships, and a chance to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. In the last 10 years, eight SCGSAH students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.