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Each month, Nebraskans for the Arts honors a Nebraska student who has made outstanding achievements in the Visual and Performing Arts. Nomination of students can be made by anyone with a relationship to the student; ideally the recommendation comes from a teacher, coach, director or school administrator.
Many people--among them parents, teachers, administrators, school board members, and policy makers--confuse the arts with entertainment. They do not understand that good programs of arts instruction benefit all students, not only the talented. They do not know that the arts: teach students to think critically, solve problems, and make thoughtful decisions; help students learn to express themselves effectively; teach students to work as part of a team; and help to improve student attendance and graduation rates.
To spread recognition of talented arts students, the honored students will be showcased individually on this website. The student will receive a certificate of recognition, and the student’s school principal, superintendent and state senator will be notified in hopes of increasing awareness of the importance of these students’ achievements and talents.
TO NOMINATE A STUDENT: complete this linked SURVEY.
If you have questions, please e-mail the Nebraskans for the Arts director, Marjorie Maas, or reach her by phone at 402.595.2125.