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Seventy high school juniors from across the state were selected as award recipients in the arts.
Among the honored students in visual arts were Gabrielle Patrick and Naomi Schmitt of Perkins County High School.
The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students who show talent in the areas of visual art, dance, music and theatre. These students exemplify the pinnacle of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.
High school teachers across the state nominated students and submitted an example of their work. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the studentswho came to UNL on April 6.
Honored students took tours of the arts facilities, attended classes, met faculty and college students, and had lunch. Their parents were also invited, and they also took part in tours and received information on careers in the arts and college curriculum.
At 3 p.m., an awards ceremony honoring the winners was held in the auditorium in the Sheldon Museum of Art. Students received a certificate, as well as an original piece of artwork commissioned for the event, made by Brandon Marr, an undergraduate student in the department of art and art history.
Students selected to participate in the Nebraska Young Artist Awards were also asked to nominate the teacher who provided them with the greatest amount of mentoring and support in the development of their special talents. Those teachers were also present at the awards day.