As the school year draws to a close, we applaud all Arizona Arts educators and students for completing another artful and creative year, despite ongoing pandemic challenges. This year we saw a return to live performances, a record 978 students earned a Seal of Arts Proficiency, exemplar student art and performances to celebrate Arizona Youth Arts Month, and Arizona student ornaments displayed at the White House. Arizona arts education is alive and vibrant thanks to your support of the arts and your ongoing commitment to supporting a well-rounded education for every student to achieve their potential.
In this edition of the Arts Education Newsletter, we celebrate Oscar Manuel Landa Samano who will be representing Arizona in the National Finals for the Poetry Out Loud competition, introduce the new Title IV-A Arts Education Specialist, JulieAnne Weissberg, and celebrate the 2022 Arts Seal Recipients. Several perform and awards opportunities will be shared as well.