A dozen Silver Knight nominations for NWSA establishes a record at the arts conservatory

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AA dozen Silver Knight nominations for NWSA establishes a record at the arts conservatory

Miami -- With twelve Silver Knight nominations, New World School of the Arts is represented in most of the categories being judged this NWSA Silver Knight nominees year, for the first time in the history of the school. Whether they take home the silver statue or not, these students are already winners having chosen the college where they will pursue their higher education along with their field of study.

 These are the Silver Knight category nominations, nominees and their higher education school of choice:

•   Art, Megan Perritt - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Biomedical Engineering and Math

•   Business, Naomi Davis - Southern Methodist University (Meadows School of the Arts): Dance and Business

•   Drama, Dylan Guerra - Southern Methodist University (Meadows School of the Arts): Theater Studies

•   English & Literature, Crystal Ferreiro - Syracuse University: Acting

•   General Scholarship, Javier Aranzales - Harvard University: Pediatric Neurology (*not photographed) 

•   Journalism, Stephanie Rasch-Chaves - Stetson University: Journalism

•   Math, Taylor Guy Manning - University of Miami: Tuba Performance

•   Music & Dance, Frances Collins - Rice University Shepherd School of Music: Vocal Performance

•   New Media, Krystal Ortiz - Emerson College: Acting and Communication Disorders and Nutrition

•   Science, David Leon - University of Miami Frost School of Music: Jazz Saxophone Performance

•   Social Science, Maite Francois - University of Southern California: Neuroscience

•   World Language, May Erlinger - University of New South Wales: Media and Journalism they are thrilled to represent NWSA during its 25th year anniversary and did not hold back in sharing their thoughts.

 "Silver Knight has given me the opportunity to share my experiences in the theater program I created. I canonly hope all our stories will serve as inspiration for future students," said May Erlinger, nominee for World Language who will be attending the University of New South Wales to major in Journalism.

 Meanwhile, Dylan Guerra, also from the theater program notes, "Using the arts to make a difference as well as getting student voices heard in the artistic community has been my ongoing mission throughout high school. Being nominated in the Drama category is just an honor."

From the music program, Francis Collins, was nominated for Voice - she comments, "Silver Knight encourages students to recognize the needs of their community and to act upon those needs, in my case, to promote music for students who wouldn't normally have the opportunity to play or perform."

 About NWSA: The distinguished history of the New World School of the Arts began in 1984 when the Florida State Legislature established the institution to provide artistically talented high school and college students the means to achieve both an academic education and artistic training. In September 1986, NWSA opened its doors to students in grades ten through twelve. NWSA’s audition-based programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater. NWSA offers the high school diploma as well as the four-year BFA or BM college degree.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

Forinformation about New World School of the Arts, please call at 305-237-3135 or visit nwsa.mdc.edu.         

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