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Four Plano West Fine Arts Students Earn YoungArts Awards

December 2, 2016

YoungArts FoundationPlano ISD is proud to congratulate four fine arts students for their awards in the 2017 YoungArts competition.

They join 693 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the literary, visual, design and performing arts. Selected from the largest pool of applicants to date, and representing artists from 42 states, YoungArts Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, mentorship and training from acclaimed artists, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their artistic goals.

Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the 2017 winners represent the top 8.67% of applications and include 166 finalists, the organization’s highest honor.

All winners become part of a professional network of over 20,000 alumni artists and are eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including YoungArts Miami (February 21 – 26, 2017), YoungArts Los Angeles (March 28 – April 2, 2017) and YoungArts New York (April 25 – 30, 2017).

Congratulations to the following Plano West fine arts students:

Honorable Mention

Isabella Vivas, visual art


Samantha Cho, violin
Sooyong Lee, clarinet
Austin Zhang, alto and tenor saxophone

View a complete list of 2017 Winners by award level.





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