Arts Academy student Nathan Ginter named 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts

Interlochen Arts Academy Motion Picture Arts student Nathan Ginter has been selected as a 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Ginter is the Academy’s 45th Presidential Scholar in the Arts and the first Motion Picture Arts student to be selected for the prestigious designation. The Motion Picture Arts Program was added a discipline at Interlochen in 2005; the first new arts discipline to be added to the institution since 1976.

Ginter is one of only 20 students from across the nation selected to receive the honor. In June, Ginter will join the other 19 Presidential Scholars in the Arts and the 140 Presidential Scholars in other disciplines for several days of recognition in Washington, D.C. During the recognition activities, Ginter will receive a Presidential Medallion and participate in a showcase at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center.

The United States Presidential Scholar Program was founded in 1964 to recognize the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. Candidates for the award are selected on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Scholars in the arts must also demonstrate artistic excellence through participation in the YoungArts program.

Congratulations, Nathan!