The YoungArts Foundation is the sole nominating agency for Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Nathan Ginter's film "Little Voices," which he submitted to the YoungArts Competition.
Ginter's other submission, "A Future Day Romance."
Gabriel Costache performs Jennifer Higdon's "Zaka" at the 2018 National YoungArts Week.
Two Arts Academy students have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Presidential Scholars in the Arts Award.
Motion picture artist Nathan Ginter and percussionist Gabriel Costache are among the 60 students nominated for the prestigious designation. Ginter and Costache were selected on the basis of their academic merit and artistic excellence, as demonstrated by their performances in the YoungArts competition. Interlochen Arts Camp alumna Lauren Lam (IAC 11) is also a finalist in Design Arts.
Nominations for Presidential Scholars will be reviewed by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. The Commission will select 20 of these students to receive the honor of Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
The selected Scholars will participate in the National Recognition Program in Washington D.C. in June, during which they will receive a Presidential Medallion and present their work at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Since the founding of the Presidential Scholars in 1964, 44 Interlochen Arts Academy students have been recognized as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Congratulations, Nathan, Gabriel and Lauren!