Congrats to three Harker seniors for receiving recognition in the National YoungArts Foundation competition! Apoorva Rangan was awarded an honorable mention for her flute playing and Sindhu Ravuri received an honorable mention for writing/creative nonfiction. Cindy Liu, who has received many past accolades for her photos, received a merit award in the photography category.
This year, YoungArts named 787 winners out of more than 11,000 applications from students in 47 states. Submissions were judged through a multi-tiered, blind adjudication process and evaluated by celebrated masters in their artistic fields.
The National YoungArts Foundation was established in 1981 to identify and support the next generation of visual, literary, design and performing artists; assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raise appreciation for the arts in America. Each year, YoungArts receives about 11,000 applications from 15-18 year old artists (grades 10-12). From these, about 800 winners are selected. At the request of the Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the president, YoungArts is the exclusive path to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Awards.