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Fall 2015 Acceptance
Acceptance letters for the 2015–16 school year for non-Belmont zone students will be mailed to families the week of April 13.
MOCA Teen Night Features 10 Grand Arts Students
Congratulations to the following VAPA students who were selected for the exhibition at MOCA Teen Night April 11at MOCA Geffen in Little Tokyo! Jasmin Ortega, Jung Hun Lee, Derek Luu, Camille Papa, Molly Kleinman, Crystal Sandoval, Jackson Crites, Patrick (PJ) Buckmar, Michelle Morales, Besso Mercado.
Grand Arts Visual Arts Students Excel in National Scholastic Awards
The following Visual Arts Academy Students received a total of 7 National Scholastic Awards this past week:
Their efforts represent the top artworks in the nation as chosen by a jury panel of professors, art professionals and artists. The gold medal recipients are invited along with their teachers and families to a national gala ceremony and art show of their work at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Congratulations, students and teachers! This is our highest number of national Scholastic awards ever!
Grand Arts Artists Get the Gold
Going for Gold, the title of our current student art show, refers to our students' collective attempts and efforts to create the best artwork they can in pursuit of Gold Key Award distinction in the prestigious annual National Scholastic Art competition. In 2014 we went up against literally every private, public, and charter school in California for this event and emerged with the second highest total of awards in the state.
This year California was merged into the West Region-at-Large, so we were up against all schools not only in California but also in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Montana and Wyoming as well. How did we do? Grand Arts students won more awards (159) than any other school in the entire west region!
Music Center Spotlight Award Winners
Grand Arts had two big winners in the Music Center's annual Spotlight Theatre Awards! Shan Shaikh received third place/honorable mention and $1,000. Wayne Mackins was chosen as one of the two Grand Prize Winners and will receive $5000 as well as performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 31. Congratulations to you both for your outstanding work!
August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists
We are thrilled to announce that five of our student actors—Paul Vincent III, Philip Patrick Bucknor, Trecey Dory, Wayne R. Mackins-Harris, and Wendy R. Morrow—are among the 12 Regional Finalists for Center Theatre Group's August Wilson Monologue Competition. Regional finals are scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at The Mark Taper Forum.
Five Grand Arts Students Recognized by YoungArts
Congratulations to each of our student winners, as well their faculty, for their individual excellence and achievement. Grand Arts is proud to announce five winners this year:
Application for 2015-16 School Year
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