ICCS Senior Briana Brown One of Twelve Young People Honored at White House

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School senior Briana Brown was one of just 12 young people from across the country who shared the stage on Monday, Nov. 10 with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to accept the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.  Briana represented the New Ballet Ensemble, along with NBE director Katie Smythe. Briana, who began attending the NBE at the age of 7, will appear in the Nut Remix production later this month at the Cannon Center.  

The award recognizes the country’s best creative youth development programs for using engagement in the arts and the humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. First presented in 1998, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). The awards are presented annually in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IML).

Posted by June LaPorta at 2:02 PM
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