The Norman Transcript

Headlines

June 22, 2013

38 local students attend Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

NORMAN — A total of 38 students from Norman and Moore are flexing their creative muscles during a two-week stay at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, a prestigious arts academy for Oklahoma high school students at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in Lone Wolf, Okla., June 15-30.

The area youth are among 271 students studying nine areas of literary, visual and performing arts under the training of award-winning artists.

Alex Rivas, 18-year-old Norman High School alumna attending for drawing and painting, said her experience at the institute, including intensive daily study, has prepared her for attending the Rhode Island School of Design in the fall.

“I think it gives young artists something to aspire to and once you get in, which is a long process, it also gives you a sense of what other people are doing and what your generation might be like in the arts world,” she said. “We get to see the generation older than us and their successes and their journeys, so it inspires us and shows us the path of how we might be able to succeed.”

Students were selected through competitive statewide auditions from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. All attending students received full scholarships to the program worth more than $3,000 each.

Accepted area students include:

· Norman High School: Ky Anderson and Allison Draheim for acting; Maddie Breedlove, Jonathan Buckelew, Rebecca Stowe, Robyn Wheelock and Isaac Yates for choral music; Jonathan Craig, Grayson Rushing, Julia Weldon and Mitch Mason for orchestra; Nayoung Kwak for ballet; Julian Palmer for photography; Alex Rivas and Bella Siewert for drawing; and Ethan Hoagland for film.

· Norman North High School: Nicci Ciardi, Hannah Harrell, Kennedy Patrick, Devin Sunday, Katherine Wang, Annie Yin and Nathan Yu for orchestra; Alli Hill for modern dance; Chandler Keeth, Hannah Tullius, Emily Vittitow and Ben Wylie for choral music; Jamie Lim for drawing; Samuel Pemberton, Sam Pender, Jacob Rabon IV and Colton Wallace for film; and Paige Williams for photography.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • Braddy_1. Norman North teen struck by freight train recovering with therapy

    A Norman North teen struck by a freight train in May is on the road to recovery and ready to get back to school after spending most of his summer in a hospital. Harrison Braddy, 16, has been staying busy with rehab and physical therapy ...

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Storm victims face loan dilemma

    The tornadoes, flooding and hail that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing many home and business owners to seek help in the form of low-interest federal loans....

    July 27, 2014

  • Teen critical after rescue

    A 17-year-old Yukon male was transported to the hospital Sunday after a near drowning incident at Lake Thunderbird in the Party Cove area. Emergency crews responded to the lake after a report of a possible drowning around 5:30 p.m. ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Migrant kids go to Mass

    The services have all the elements of a typical Sunday Mass — singing, scripture, a sermon, prayers, communion and worship....

    July 27, 2014

  • Injury accident reported

    Transcript Staff Emergency crews responded to an injury accident around 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of 80th Avenue Southeast where there were reports of someone pinned. Several reports indicated a vehicle struck a tree causing one ...

    July 28, 2014

  • Photo Slideshow: James Garner through the years

    Photos of James Garner...

    July 27, 2014

  • Prisons expand reach to bring training to more officers

    McALESTER — Joshua Drake once was offered the chance to be a corrections officer but turned it down because he didn’t want to leave his wife and aging parents for six weeks to train hundreds of miles away in El Reno....

    July 27, 2014

  • SWIMMER Aquatic center could serve many community needs

    Michael Yoch could have been the kid with asthma sitting on the sidelines — could have been, but wasn’t. Michael had trouble running because of his asthma, which made it difficult to play soccer and many other sports his friends loved. ...

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Director leaves decade of memories

    Maureen Dolan is giving up the post as director of St. Joseph’s Early Childhood Development Center, fondly called “St. Joe’s” by the many parents whose pre-school children have spent their weekdays under her care over the past 10 years....

    July 27, 2014

  • Health officials prepare for flu

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Following a flu season in which a record number of Oklahomans died as a result of the virus, state and county health officials say educating the public and general common sense are vital to reducing both the death rate and ...

    July 27, 2014