Interlochen Students Earn National Recognition from the NFAA

Thirty-six Interlochen students and alumni were honored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts during the 2009-10 YoungArts program. Fourteen Interlochen Campers and Arts Academy students were selected as finalists and 22 received honorable mentions.

Each year, up to 8,000 students register for the YoungArts program. From this year’s registrants, the YoungArts panel selected 143 students from around the country as finalists. All finalists, including the fourteen students from Interlochen, received an all-expenses-paid trip to Miami, Florida, this January for YoungArts Week.

The experience includes master classes, showcase performances, exhibitions, enrichment programs and final adjudications. Some of the finalists will receive additional awards and 20 of the finalists will be selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

FINALISTS (Current Academy Students)

Emily Carter (IAC 07-08, IAA 08-10) tuba, Ohio
Andrew Bahle (IPS 99-03, 05-06, IAC 05-07, IAA 08-10) percussion, Michigan
Jacqueline Berndt (IAC 08-09, IAA 08-10) flute, Florida
Margaret Randolf (IAC 07-09, IAA 09-10) theatre, California
Hannah Richter (IAA 09-10) theatre, Colorado
Terrence Jegaraj (IAC 08, IAA 08-10) voice, California
Victoria Elliot (IAA 06-10) creative writing, Michigan
Trevor Nuckols (IAA 07-10) horn, Texas
Ellen Chew (IAC 06, IAA 06-10) voice, California
Alexander Walden (IAC 08-09, IAA 09-10) trombone, Florida

FINALISTS (Camp)

Ansel Norris (IAC 08-09) trumpet, Wisconsin
Gretchen Myers (IAC 07) oboe, Ohio
Lauren Williams (IAC 07) oboe, Illinois
Austin Taylor (IAC 08-09) saxophone, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION
 (Current Academy Students)

Austin Oprean (IAC 07-09, IAA 08-10) trombone, New York
Caleb Easterly (IAC 08-09, IAA 09-10) percussion, Ohio
Noah Ricketts (IAA 09-10) theatre, Kentucky
Evan Adams (IAA 09-10) theatre, Michigan
Emily Pittinos (IPS 97-06, IAA 06-10) creative writing, Michigan

HONORABLE MENTION
 (Camp)

Alexis Colner (IAC 06, 08) harp, Oregon
Alexander Cox (IAC 04) cello, Florida
Jennifer Zhou (IAC 05, 08) flute, Ohio
Kelly Sparrman (IAC 04) voice, California
Kelly Hamm (IAC 08) voice, Indiana
Camille Jasensky (IAC 09) voice, Arizona

MERIT AWARDS (Current Academy Students)

Joseph Hudson (IAC 07-09, IAA 08-10) trombone, Kentucky
Sean Ebert (IAC 09, IAA 09-10) saxophone, New York
Margaret Nietfeld (IAC 08, IAA 08-10) visual arts, Minnesota
Terra Schneider (IAA 09-10) theatre, Michigan
Bryn Wootton (IAA 07-10) visual arts, New Mexico
Shireen Hinckley (IAC 08, IAA 08-10) motion picture arts, Massachusetts

MERIT AWARDS (Camp)

Miranda Borkan (IAC 05-06) dance, Illinois
Douglas Jones (IAC 07-08) tuba, New York
Thomas R. Morris (IAC 08-09) composition, Georgia
Adam Zuckerman (IAC 09) composition, California
Sarah Arnold (IAC 05) violin, Ohio
Caitlin Quinlan (IAC 08) cello, New York
Liv Redpath (IAC 07) voice, Minnesota

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