Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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February 28, 2014

Young Artist Showcase deadlines soon

Rural Alliance for the Arts volunteers began the Young Artist Showcase in 1992 as a way to recognize students in grades 6-12 who excel in the arts.

Students are eligible if they reside within Batesville Community School Corp. boundaries; their families have RAA memberships; they attend Batesville High School, Batesville Middle School, Oldenburg Academy or St Louis School; or are home-schooled and living within the BCSC district.

Chairperson Vonni Williamson reports, “The RAA began this program to give students who enjoy and participate in artistic endeavors public recognition in the way sports programs recognize students who excel in those areas. This is intended to encourage young artists to continue to grow and improve at their crafts and be rewarded for their successes.”

“We have very talented and involved coordinators heading up all five different areas of participation, and the signup deadlines are fast approaching.”

Judges evaluate all entries. A perfect score of 10 will earn the student a trophy. The names of trophy winners are placed on plaques at each school.

“A score of 8 to 9.5 will earn the student a blue ribbon,” so not every entrant receives a prize, according to Williamson. “However, students can also be recognized for participation in other area competitions and programs,” such as the Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Competition, Catholic Youth Organization Competition and Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Contest. “If a student has achieved top honors at these contests, RAA may also include them in our recognition program.” Families should contact Williamson at 934-3729 or dwilliamson@hughes.net to see if they are eligible.

The awards are presented at the schools’ end-of-the-year programs.

The chairperson explains, “Some judges do volunteer their time and talent, but the RAA has budgeted for the cost of qualified judges, which speaks to the importance of the program.” Last year Young Artist Showcase awards and other expenses totalled $3,419.

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