Student selected as Presidential Scholar

The U.S. Department of Education selected Charlie Kogen ’19 and four other Los Angeles County students as Presidential Scholars. Among the 5,200 high school seniors who qualified for the award nationwide, 161 were named Presidential Scholars. Partner organizations of the Presidential Scholars, such as YoungArts, can also nominate students for the program. Kogen said he […]

YoungArts recognizes 10 artists

The National YoungArts Foundation recognized eleven students from the school as finalists, honorable mentions and merit winners in its 2019 competition. The winners represented various different categories within the competition, including Visual Arts, Voice, Writing, Cinematic Arts, Photography and Classical Music. Finalists will have the opportunity to attend an intensive one-week program in Miami, where […]

2018 YoungArts Winners Announced

YoungArts recognized arts students for their contest submissions. The winners of the 2018 contest stand in the top 10 percent of applications.  The winners have been awarded at various levels: finalists, honorable mention and merit winners. Finalists will be able to attend National YoungArts Week in Miami throughout January 7-14, 2018. Finalist Dance: Joseph Lesher-Liao […]

Capturing Culture

A 10-year-old Arianna Shooshani ’18 borrowed her mom’s DSLR camera and ventured into her backyard. There, she played with the settings and shot images of the plants and objects around her. Shooshani is a two-time winner of YoungArts. This year she became a finalist in the competition, and she received an honorable mention last year […]

Actors perform one-act play

Actors perform one-act play

Youth Plays published the one-act play “The Exceptional Childhood Center” by Dylan Schifrin ’16. After the Harvard-Westlake Playwrights Festival chose his work last year, the Los Angeles Blank Theatre selected it to be performed professionally. “The Exceptional Childhood Center” details the fictional lives of students enrolled in an elite preschool. “I didn’t know this at […]

YoungArts program recognizes 7 artists

YoungArts program recognizes 7 artists

YoungArts recognized Oceania Eshraghi ’18, Elizabeth Gaba ’17, Samantha Ho ’16, Dylan Schifrin ’16, Arianna Shooshani ’18, Nick Steele ’16 and Adam Yaron ’16 for their contest submissions. Out of 12,000 submitted portfolios, only 819 artists were chosen from 42 states for their work and accomplishments in literary, visual, design and performing arts, according to […]