Student Spotlight

Each month, Nebraskans for the Arts will honor a Nebraska student who has made outstanding achievements in the Visual and Performing Arts. Nomination of students can only be made by Nebraskans for the Arts members, upon the recommendation of teachers or school administrators.

Nebraskans for the Arts believes that student participation in high quality arts education contributes to overall higher student achievement, student engagement, critical thinking skills, and problem solving. Research from The Search Institute and Gallup supports the role of the arts in a positive school climate, hopefulness of students, and strong asset building. We believe the arts are essential and want to honor students who demonstrate both talent and the positive impact of the arts on their lives and the decisions they make.

To increase recognition of our honorees, students will be showcased individually on the 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 the following Nomination Form.

If you have questions, please e-mail the Nebraskans for the Arts Executive Director, Doug Zbylut, or reach him by phone at 402.595.2125.