Three Interlochen Arts Academy students nominated for 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award
Seniors Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi are among the 60 students across the country nominated for the nation’s highest honor for young artists.
Three Interlochen Arts Academy seniors have been nominated for 2022 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Widely regarded as the nation’s highest honor for high school artists, Presidential Scholars in the Arts are chosen based on their academic and artistic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, community service and outreach initiatives, and overall creativity.
Arts Academy seniors Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi are among the 60 candidates from across the country nominated for the prestigious designation. Brown, a theatre major, is from Windermere, Florida. Bui is a visual arts major from Fargo, North Dakota in his fourth year at the Arts Academy. Kodsi, a native of Ooltewah, Tennessee, is a classical voice major, also in her fourth year at Interlochen.
Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates are nominated through YoungArts, an annual competition that identifies the nation’s most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. Nominees were selected during National YoungArts Week+, the virtual adaptation of the organization’s perennial festival of performances, exhibitions, classes, and workshops for YoungArts finalists.
The 60 nominees will be reviewed by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, which will ultimately select 20 students to be recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Since the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was founded in 1964, 48 Interlochen Arts Academy students have been selected as presidential scholars—more than any other high school in the nation.
Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation’s premier boarding arts high school, where emerging artists transform passion and potential into purpose. Students pursue pre-professional training in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, and film alongside a robust academic curriculum, preparing them to excel in the arts and beyond.