Student Artist of the Month: January 2018
In partnership with Forsyth County high schools and Windsor Jewelers, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is proud to present the Student Artist of the Month.
All Forsyth County high schools (private, public, and charter) that have arts programming were invited to participate in the Student Artist of the Month program. Arts educators and administrators from each school will select one student each month for recognition based on academic rigor and artistic merit. A variety of arts disciplines will be recognized over the course of the school year.
Atkins Academic & Technology High School
Principal: Joe Childers
SAM Coordinator: Janet Blakely
Nominating Teacher: Lauren Gliot
Arts Discipline: Theatre Arts
What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? I enjoy working/performing with other students.
Where would you most like to attend college and what might be your major? I would like to attend NC State and major in Computer Programming.
What is your proudest artistic accomplishment? My Fall Showcase performance, “Robotic Love”.
How will the arts influence your future career? Performing in theater has greatly improved my communication skills.
Bishop McGuinness High School
Principal: Tracy Shaw
Nominating Teacher: Alan Hirsh
Arts Discipline: Music
What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? I enjoy the puzzle-aspect of music. Each song is a puzzle with melodies and harmonies that must accord with the selected chord progressions. I love to derive these progressions and craft melodies to fit them.
Where would you most like to attend college and what might be your major? Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University.
What is your proudest artistic accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment is the expansive list of instruments I’ve been able to learn and come to enjoy. I started with the piano in Kindergarten and continued to learn the clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar, alto saxo