Lillian Bornstein

April Spotlight Winner

The April Spotlight on Student Achievement in the Arts is awarded to Lillian Bornstein, a senior at Lincoln High School.

In a school known for a strong performing arts department, Lillian Bornstein is a stand-out as both a performer and a student. She is a member of the LHS State Championship Louder Than A Bomb slam poetry team, is working with playwright Chris Maly on a play tackling issues related to the Holocaust, and is an International Baccalaureate student. Lillian is President of the Nebraska Girls Shakespeare Company and has won numerous honors in State Speech compeitions as well as starring in LHS productions such as Pride and Prejudice.

Lillian believes strongly in the impact the arts can have on society. “One of the reasons I am so passionate about the arts is that they can mitigate intolerance. Art cultivates introspection, compassion, and tolerance; it allows people to have an influence on behalf of humanity and to engage, connect, and communicate with the others with whom we share the planet.”

Lillian was nominated by NFTA Board Member and Vice President for Education, Patsy Koch Johns who praises her for her excellence in the classroom and on stage. “Lillian is an extraordinary talent in the area of theatrical performance. She knows that theater is a craft and she brings a work ethic that is essential in making acting an art.”