Three Maryland high school students win awards


February 28, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Devron Troy Young, a senior acting student at the Baltimore School for the Arts, recently won an award of $1,500 from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Also receiving $1,500 awards were visual artist Matthew Richard Saunders, a senior at Towson High School, and Jillian Lynn Harris, a modern dancer and senior at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia.

These young artists were among 301 high school students throughout the country who shared $177,700 in cash awards given by the NFAA after its annual talent search. Last month they traveled to Miami to participate in a special week of auditions, master classes, seminars and workshops.

The NFAA has also nominated Mr. Young and Mr. Saunders to become Presidential Scholars in the Arts, an award given annually by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. In May, the commission will give this honor to approximately half of the 42 students recommended by NFAA.

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