Friday, January 20, 2012

Waxhaw resident is YoungArts finalist

For a one-week period, some of the nation's most talented youth gathered in Miami to further their disciplines in visual, literary and performing arts at the 2012 YoungArts Week.

Selected from a pool of more than 5,000 applicants, Kristin Ramirez, a student at Marvin Ridge High, was one of the elite few chosen for the program that incorporates courses taught by world-renowned artists and performers.

The program, which is a part of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, will also distribute further monetary awards during the week to students who display excellence in their craft.

Finalists at YoungArts Week, will also be determined for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award, which is presented at the White House and allows the recipient to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

To view YoungArts Week performances, visit YoungArts.

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