YoungArts recognizes 10 artists

Madi Massey

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 they will participate in master classes and workshops lead by internationally recognized masters of their disciplines.

There are also regional programs in Miami, New York and Los Angeles which allow all winners to take classes with world-renowned artists and showcase their work uniquely.

The winners recognized in this competition represent the top 10 percent of all applicants who entered work.

“I’m so honored to have been recognized by YoungArts because it feels like my work and effort has really paid off,” finalist Cleo Maloney ’21 said. “I’ve spent almost a year developing my theme and painting whenever I can: after school, over the weekends, and during summer too. It’s also given me a lot of confidence in pursuing my passion, and I’m so thankful to [visual arts teacher Claire] Cochran for always supporting and helping me.”


Visual Arts: Cleo Maloney ’21

Voice: Charles Kogen ’19 | Singer-Songwriter

Honorable Mentions

Cinematic Arts: Leyah Barris ’19

Classical Music: Charles Meenaghan ’19 | Composition

Classical Music: Esther Ollivier ’18 | Composition

Photography: Caitlin Chung ’20

Merit Winners

Writing: Leyah Barris ’19 | Play or Script

Cinematic Arts: Lucca Dohr ’20

Classical Music: Andrew Gong ’21 | Piano

Photography: Mimi Offor ’21

Visual Arts: Alexandra Sassa ’19