Four Advanced Photography students have been named Spotlight
Nick Merrill â09, Annie McGrath â08, Erik Haake â08, and
Katie MacDonald â08 were selected in the visual arts category, with applicants
from various counties in Southern California.
The program, run by the Music Center for Performing Arts of
Los Angeles County, is designated for high school students in categories of
performing arts and visual arts, and includes cash prizes and various
scholarship opportunities, according to the Music Center website.
The work of the semifinalists will be displayed at the
Bergamot Station gallery in Santa Monica later this month where the finalists
will be announced, photography teacher Kevin OâMalley said. The semifinalists
had interviews with judges at the Music Center last Saturday, and presented
their original work. The grand prize winners will be announced next month at a
ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.Â